The two people found dead Sunday in a north Columbia residence died as a result of a murder-suicide, according to Richland County Coroner Gary Watts.
Ralph Robinson, 59, shot Marcia Hamin-Robinson, 53, and then turned the pistol on himself, Watts said in a news release.
Both died from complications of gunshot wounds to the head, Watts said in the release.
The two were found dead around 5 p.m. Sunday in a home in the 4300 block of Clairton Street near Pineneedle Road, said Columbia police spokeswoman Jennifer Timmons.
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The Columbia Police Department is continuing to investigate the deaths, Timmons said.