Search continues for killer of 4 in rural South Carolina

HOLLY HILL, S.C. (AP) — State and local officers are still looking for the person or people responsible for killing four people and wounding a young boy at a home in rural South Carolina.

Orangeburg County Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said his officers were following good leads in the investigation of the shooting discovered Wednesday morning at a home just north of Holly Hill. Ravenell called the shooting an isolated incident.

Coroner Samuetta Marshall released the name of the fourth victim late Wednesday. He was 50-year-old Jerome Butler.

Marshall earlier identified the other victims as 28-year-old Kyrstal Hutto, 14-year-old Tamara Perry and 17-year-old Shamekia Sanders.

Authorities haven’t said how the victims were related.

An 8-year-old boy was taken to the Medical University of South Carolina Hospital in Charleston. There was no word on his condition. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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