Four people dead, one hurt after probable murder-suicide near Bucksport

Four dead, including 10-month-old, one hurt in Horry County shooting. (Josh Davis/WPDE)

Two adults and two children are dead after a shooting in the Bucksport area of Horry County.

Police also released on Monday that an 11-year-old girl was inside the home at the time of the shooting, and she was assaulted by the shooter. Police also said the man shot and killed the three others before killing himself.

Early Saturday morning, police responded to the call of a possible murder-suicide on Martin Luther Drive.

When police arrived they found three people dead in the home, including a man, a woman, and a child, according to a press release from Horry County Police Department. Another child, 2-year-old Katylin Bellamy, was also in the home and hospitalized at MUSC. She died Sunday afternoon.

Horry County Chief Deputy Coroner Tamara Willard identified the victims as 51-year-old Keith Davis, 40-year-old Kristina Burroughs, 10-month-old Justice Burroughs and 2-year-old Katylin Bellamy.

Willard said Justice was Kristina's niece and all of the victims lived together. She said they were all shot.

Freddie Burroughs is Kristina Burroughs' cousin. He said, "it just hurts right now."

Burroughs said he still can't believe what he saw on Friday night.

"It hurts really bad 'cause I was one of the first ones on scene and I never want to see anything like that again, ever. I couldn't stay there for but a second. After seeing her, Kristina, that's it," he said.

Burroughs said they're a close knit family.

"I would see them everyday. I would go back there to play with the kids," he said.

Brittany Gardner was one of the individuals who called police on Friday night.

"What I heard was a little girl in trouble and I heard the guy yelling and I heard all the shooting. I actually heard it from the beginning until the time police came," said Gardner.

Neighbors and family members said the adult victims were a couple.

"We didn't know they had any problems going on. I still don't. I just don't know what happened and what made him snap. He was a good person too," said Burroughs.

Another neighbor said differently.

"Only,from what she said, that it had been rocky. They had been together a long time," Justin Skinner, who lives down the street, said. "I knew Keith and Ms. Kristina and the babies. I loved the little girls. They were gorgeous and full of life and into everything."

Burroughs said they just need to move forward.

"We love both of them, both families. I just wish we can get this healing process started," he said.

Sunday evening, family and friends gathered on Martin Luther Drive to remember and honor the victims of Friday night's shooting.

Police say they are not actively searching for any suspects and the community is safe.

Stay with ABC15 News and for the latest on this developing story.

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