Four found shot dead at South Carolina home; eight-year-old boy fights for life

These are two of the four people who were found shot dead in a remote South Carolina home on Wednesday – as police have tracked down a vehicle that was likely stolen by the fugitive killer.

Krystal Hutto, 28, and Shamekia Sanders, 17, were discovered murdered in two bedrooms of the house outside Holly Hill, Orangeburg County, at around 7am alongside 14-year-old Tamara Perry.

A fourth victim, a black male who has not yet been identified, was found shot dead in the two-story property’s front yard, while an eight-year-old boy was airlifted to hospital in a critical condition.

The youngster is undergoing treatment, officials said. His current condition remains unknown.

Following the grim discovery, police launched a hunt for a 1990’s green Mercedes which is thought to have been stolen and used to escape the scene by the murderer, according to ABC News 4.

On Wednesday afternoon, the missing vehicle was located in Vance, around 15 miles away from the house. It was badly burned, but recognizable, Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said at a press conference.

Three of the victims’ identities were released during the conference. According to her Facebook page, Ms Hutto works at The Twirl restaurant in Eutawville and owned the home outside Holly Hill.

Meanwhile, Ms Sanders previously studied at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Georgia.

It is unclear which school Miss Perry attended. The name of the adult male victim has not yet been released by the Orangeburg County Coroner, and the young boy’s identity also remains unknown.

Officials cannot yet answer ‘relationship questions’ concerning the victims of the ‘heinous’ crime. Ravenell told reporters that he was not aware of any previous law enforcement calls to the house.

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