Bryan Sweatt killed five, including two children, then turns gun on himself, in an apparent murder-suicide in Greenwood County, SC.
According to media reports, a man called 911 Tuesday and said he was thinking of hurting himself, authorities said. Four children had escaped the house and ran next door, a neighbor said. The sound of gunfire erupted.
Bryan Sweatt, 37, had taken the others in the home hostage, bound them with duct tape and shot them before committing suicide. WIS News 10 reports he had been dating a woman inside the home.
[UPDATED] Bryan Sweatt’s victims have been identified as Chandra Marie Fields, 26, Richard Allen Fields, 51, Melissa Maroney Fields, 49, Tariq Robinson, 11, and William Robinson, 9.