LANCASTER, S.C. -- Police in Lancaster are investigating after a suspect who police say shot two women then turned the gun on himself.
One shooting happened at in the 2600 block of Palmetto Place Apartments on Saturday; officials say they found a 63-year-old woman, identified as Dorothy Mae Caskey, who had been shot multiple times. She was transported to Springs Memorial. Caskey is not related to the suspect, police say, but is the grandmother of the second victim.
Another shooting happened at 103 Penny Lane, and that victim, 28-year-old Jameisha Latrice Clark, was shot at close range as she held a child, police said. The child was not injured. She, too, was transported to Springs Memorial. Lancaster Police say Clark is the daughter of the suspect, 41-year-old Sammy Baskins, Jr.
Because the suspect was at large, and both of the victims were transported to the same hospital, Springs Memorial Hospital was placed on lock down at 12:55 p.m. The lock down was lifted at 3:35 p.m. hospital officials said.
Police said they received information that Baskins was at a home on East Dunlap Street, a relative's home. When officials arrived they began escorting everyone out of the home.
Approximately five seconds after we got the last person out of the house, he shot himself, said Captain Scott Grant, Public Information Officer for the department.
Both women remain in serious, but stable condition, officials said.
Lancaster Police say Baskins was schedule to appear in court to face a criminal sexual conduct on a minor charge. Police say it appears Baskins was attempting to locate witnesses and paperwork associated with the case when these shootings occurred.