Darlington man found dead in shooting at home

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — A member of a well-known barbecue-making family in Darlington County has been found shot to death.

Authorities said Wednesday that 44-year-old Richard Gardner was found dead at his home, which was also known locally as Skeet’s Bar-B-Q.

Coroner Todd Hardee ruled Gardner’s death on Tuesday a homicide, but said releasing any more details might hurt the investigation.

Deputies haven’t named any suspects and say they don’t have a motive for the killing.

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