Update: Names released in Ruffin shooting | News | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | May 17, 2017 11:15 am
Last Updated: May 17, 2017 at 11:45 am
Deputy Colleton County Coroner Richard Carter has released the names of the three people killed in yesterday afternoon’s shooting at 21785 Lowcountry Highway in Ruffin.
They are Vincent Miller, 13, and his parents Phillip Miller and Lori Miller. The preliminary cause of death on all three victims is listed as multiple gunshots. Autopsies are pending at the forensic unit at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.
The couple’s 9-year-old granddaughter was treated at the scene. She was then placed in an ambulance and rushed to Colleton Medical Center, where a helicopter was on standby to fly her to the Pediatric Trauma Center at Medical University of South Carolina.
As of this morning, Lt. Tyger Benton, Colleton County Sheriff’s Office public information officer, said it is still early in the investigation and that no motive has been identified. “We are working on a few leads,” he added.
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