Dad is identified as WILLIAM BRIAN TIPPETT.
Westminster father, daughter dead in apparent murder suicide
Mother, injured in shooting, recovering at Greenville Memorial Hospital
Posted July 8, 2012 at 2:33 p.m.
WESTMINSTER — The Oconee County coroner's office has identified two people who died in an apparent murder-suicide as 34-year-old William Brian Tippett and his adopted 11-year-old daughter, Riley Nicole Dyar Tippett.
Both died of gunshot wounds, according to Coroner Karl Addis. The girl's mother, not yet identified, is recovering from a gunshot wound at Greenville Memorial Hospital.
A news release from the coroner said the Oconee 911 system was notified at 9:03 p.m. Saturday by a man reporting he had shot his family; a second 911 call was received five minutes later from a female reporting she and her daughter had been shot and her husband had shot himself.
The Oconee County Sheriff's Office and the coroner's office are continuing to investigate the incident. Autopsies are scheduled Monday.