Effingham County couple dead in apparent murder-suicide

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Authorities are investigating the apparent murder-suicide of an Effingham County couple.

According to the Effingham County Sheriff’s Office (ECSO), deputies were called to the scene of a shooting in the 200 block of Woodland Drive just before 7:00 a.m. Tuesday.

Upon arrival, deputies found 45-year-old Charles Ellis Morgan Jr. and his wife, 34-year-old Korina Morgan suffering from gunshot wounds.

Korina Morgan was pronounced dead at the scene. Charles Morgan was transported to Effingham Memorial Hospital where he later died.

ECSO says preliminary information indicates Morgan shot his wife and then turned the gun on himself.

The investigation is ongoing.

News 3 will bring you any further updates.

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