AIKEN, S.C. — A man angry over his impending divorce fatally shot his two adult daughters Tuesday, chasing one into a nearby yard, before committing suicide, authorities said.
A friend of one of the victims was also shot, but she was treated and released from a Georgia hospital, said Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton.
Alton McCoy Beasley's wife, Willa, and the victims' grandparents were also in the home but were not harmed, the coroner said.
"It appears to be a horrible tragedy," said Lt. David Turno, spokesman for the Aiken Department of Public Safety.
Beasley, 61, confronted his daughters and his wife around 1 p.m., about an hour after meeting with lawyers about the couple's divorce, Carlton said.