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Condolences pour in on social media after Sumter murder-suicide that killed 3 children

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In the aftermath of a Sumter murder-suicide that took the lives of three children, community leaders and others expressed sorrow and condolences on social media.

Charles Slacks Jr. shot his two sons, aged 5 and 6, along with their 11-year-old half sister and another man late Tuesday night, police said. Slacks then turned the gun on himself, taking his own life in front of the children’s mother.

Details of the murders were announced Wednesday by Sumter Police Chief Russell Roark, who expressed shock and disgust at the crime.

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