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Woman shoots man, then kills herself

A man was shot several times in the chest late Tuesday in front of a Munsen Springs Drive home by a woman who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, authorities said.

Witnesses told police they heard gunshots and saw a man and woman in the yard about 7 p.m., Columbia police spokeswoman Sgt. Florence McCants said.

The woman was dead at the scene, McCants said.

The man was taken to Palmetto Health Richland by ambulance and was in surgery late Tuesday, McCants said.

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