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Cause of shooting deaths expected Tuesday

By Jim Fair, Editor
Published on Monday, January 30, 2012

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This house at 203 Pelham Street was the crime scene where two people were shot this morning. One person was pronounced dead at the scene and the other died after being airlifted to Greenville Memorial Hospital.
 
 

Jim Fair

This house at 203 Pelham Street was the crime scene where two people were shot this morning. One person was pronounced dead at the scene and the other died after being airlifted to Greenville Memorial Hospital.

 

 



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A Greer police detective talks with people who stood watch throughout the day’s activities at the house across the street where two people were shot this morning.

Jim Fair

A Greer police detective talks with people who stood watch throughout the day’s activities at the house across the street where two people were shot this morning.

Greer City Police expect to release the cause of deaths of two people shot Monday morning at 203 Pelham Street.

“Right now we’re treating it as a death investigation,” said Lt. Jim Holcombe of the Greer Police Department. “We have a witness from the house and she spoke to us about what happened.”

The next of kin for the deceased male and female were being contacted. As of late Monday the victims remained unidentified.

Police responded to the scene at 9:18 a.m. as patrol cars and emergency vehicles raced down Trade Street. Holcombe said one person was airlifted to Greenville Memorial Hospital and died about an hour later.

A search warrant was sought for police and investigators to go inside the house, delaying processing the crime scene and removing the second victim.  Greer detectives, Greenville forensics and the coroner’s office stayed on the scene until nearly 5 p.m. The Pelham Street and Cannon Avenue intersection were reopened after being closed all day.

Small crowds of people observed the scene throughout the day.

Holcombe said no suspects are being sought. “There is no concern for anyone’s safety in the public. If there was we would be working around the clock.”

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