GAFFNEY, S.C. (WSPA) – Two people are dead following a murder-suicide shooting Wednesday morning in the parking lot of an Upstate plant.
According to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded at 6:55 a.m. to a shooting with injuries at the Timken Plant in Gaffney.
Once deputies arrived at the scene, they found a woman with multiple gunshot wounds in the parking lot and a man that appeared to have a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Both were taken to the hospital.
The sheriff’s office said the victim and suspect knew each other and both worked at Timken.
The Cherokee County Coroner’s Office responded to the hospital as both the victim and the suspect died from their injuries.
The coroner’s office identified the victims as Myra Davidson, 47, and Dock Theodore Roosevelt Hopper, 55, both of Gaffney.
Family members of Davidson and Hopper said they both worked the same shift and had previously dated before breaking off the relationship.
Timken said it is “focused on supporting our employees at this time and will have grief counselors on-site to provide assistance.”
The company also said operations were ceased for the day but grief counselors would be on-site.
Cherokee County Sheriff Steve Mueller said while having several witnesses has aided this investigation, they are making sure witnesses have room to process what they saw.
“Obviously we had numerous witnesses, so we were able to get our investigators here, get the witnesses interviews started,” said Sheriff Mueller. “They need time to grieve as well and we’re mindful of that in our interviews.”
Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call Investigator Jordan Cutchin at (864) 489-4722.