The man and the woman killed in a Friday shooting in a home near Irmo probably died instantaneously, Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said on Sunday.
Tammy Parker, 44, and Bryan Capnerhurst, 46, were both shot with separate large-caliber handguns, Watts said. The bodies were found about 15 feet apart on the second floor of the Parkers house. He didnt know who was shot first, or who was shot by whom.
Parkers husband, Brett Parker, was at home at the time of the shootings, and he is being questioned by police.
The Richland County Sheriffs Department is reconstructing the incident based on interviews and evidence at the scene.
On Sunday, Watts urged the public not to rush to conclusions on what may have happened. Processing a complicated crime scene can be a lengthy and tedious process, he said.
This is real life its not TV, said Watts. You have to wait for the facts. Things dont get solved during the commercial break.
The Sheriffs Department wants to get their facts straight before they release anything, Watts said.
He said he is aware of numerous rumors about the incident in the Columbia area.
Theres a ton of stuff out there, he said.
The only determination his office has reached so far is that two people are dead from gunshot wounds and they werent self-inflicted, Watts said.