Berkeley County deputies investigating double homicide in Cross

Berkeley County News

CROSS, S.C. (WCBD) – Authorities in Berkeley County are investigating a shooting that left two people dead early Monday morning.

According to the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office, dispatch received a call about a possible motor vehicle accident around midnight Monday.

Deputies responded to the scene, which happened in the Cross community, and discovered two females suffering from gunshot wounds.

No other details were provided.

Stella Clark said hearing the victims were women, made her wonder about their possible families

“If they had little kids what are the kids going to do? They don’t have no parent now,” said Stella Clark who lives near the crime scene. “It makes my heart go out to those little Kids. I just feel sorry for them I want to cry. I feel sorry for the two ladies, I don’t care what happen, I feel sorry for them. God give us life, nobody has to take care of that life but God.”

“It’s sad. It’s sad, you know,” said Arthur Clark, who also lives nearby. “You feel that these are lives that are lost souls that have gone out into eternity for no reason, so it really disturbs you and upset you, but what can you do?

The Berkeley County Coroner’s Office later released the identities of the deceased individuals which included 61-year-old Lori Gentile of Mount Pleasant and 25-year-old Lashawn Gadson of Reevesville.

Berkeley County Coroner George Oliver said autopsies have been scheduled for Thursday.

If you have any information about this crime you are asked to call Crime Stoppers of the Lowcountry at 843-554-1111. It remains under investigation.

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