Friends and family this morning are trying to make sense of a late Tuesday night domestic shooting that took the lives of four people, including two young children, in Red Bank.
Family members were coming and going from the house at 149 Farm Chase Drive, carrying personal belongings, including photos.
Lexington County Sheriff’s deputies said Amanda Lynne Peake’s estranged boyfriend shot her and her two children late Tuesday, then turned the gun on himself.
A man called the sheriff’s department at about 9:50 p.m. Tuesday and told deputies his friend was headed to his ex-girlfriend’s house with the intent to do harm, Maj. John Allard said.
When deputies arrived at the Farm Chase Drive home, they discovered Peake, 27, had been shot and killed, along with her daughter, Sarah Peake, 6. Her son, Cameron Peake, 9, also was shot, and died on his way to the emergency room. The man investigators believe responsible for the killings also shot and killed himself, Allard said.
The shooter was identified by the sheriff’s department and the county coroner's office this morning as Chancey Foy Smith, 32, of 120 Rabon Road, Lexington.
Autopsies are being done on each of the four who died.
Peake was a single mother. Her husband, a Winnsboro police officer, died in a fire about four years ago, according to Margaret Fischer, a family friend.
Amanda Peake and her children moved to Red Bank to be closer to her parents, family and friends said. Her father was at his daughter’s house this morning but didn’t want to talk.
Josh Hartley, Amanda Peake’s brother, said his sister was a very sweet girl.
“I don’t wish this on anybody else,” Hartley said. “Love your family while you’ve got them.”
The home is in Red Bank’s Farm Chase subdivision, which has about 45 or so homes. A few neighbors were gathered at the house this morning.
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