The two people killed Friday during a midday shooting at a home near Irmo were identified Saturday as Tammy Parker, 44, and Bryan Capnerhurst, 46.
Richland County Coroner Gary Watts identified the victims and said each died at the scene from multiple gunshot wounds to the upper body.
Parker’s husband, Brett Parker, was home at the time of the shooting, officials said.
The shooting happened shortly before 1 p.m. at the Parker home on Tackeria Court in the upscale Ascot Estates subdivision. Watts said Tammy Parker was found in the upstairs office of her home. Capnerhurst was found in an upstairs storage space near the office, he said.
The Parkers had just had lunch when Capnerhurst arrived at the home around noon, Watts said.
What followed remains unclear, but both victims were shot and two guns were used in the incident, Watts said.
Watts declined to say who might have shot whom or what might have been the cause of the shootings, deferring questions about the investigation to the Sheriff’s Department. Investigators are not looking for anyone else and are only focusing on those at the home during the shooting, he said.
A spokesman for the Sheriff’s Department said the department’s forensics, investigations and victim-services teams are working together to answer questions.
Brett Parker talked to sheriff’s deputies Friday.
Sheriff’s Department spokesman Deputy Curtis Wilson said Friday that the man who was killed was a family acquaintance.
Wilson first told reporters that an acquaintance of a married couple who lived in the house had attempted to rob them. He said the acquaintance had shot the wife and then forced the husband to a back room to open a safe. The husband used a gun in the safe to shoot the acquaintance, Wilson said.
However, Wilson later backed away from that account, saying it was only a preliminary report. There was no sign of forced entry into the house, he said.
Watts confirmed Saturday that this was not a home invasion. Capnerhurst had been invited to the couple’s home, he said.
The couple’s two children were at school.