(NBC NEWS) The main suspect in a "horrific" South Carolina murder-suicide that left six people dead, including two children, released four other children before the slaughter began, police told NBC News late Monday.
A SWAT team discovered the grisly scene at a Greenville area home, where a man in a 911 call placed just before 6 p.m. had told a police dispatcher he was feeling “edgy” and thinking about hurting himself, Greenwood County Sheriff Tony Davis said at a news briefing.
While sheriff’s deputies were responding to the call, a neighbor called 911 to report that she had heard a shot and that children from the Callison Highway residence had fled to her home. Authorities believe the suspected killer released four children from the house before the bloodbath, sheriff’s spokesman John Long told NBC News.
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