Sumter shooting

(Chef Aletha Holliday Facebook)

Funeral and visitation services for three children killed in Sumter days earlier have been announced.

Reportedly, visitation for Aayden Makai Holliday-Slacks,5, Ava Jazlynn Holliday,11, and Aason Makai Holliday-Slacks,6, will be held Thursday, March 30, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

A Celebration of Life service will be held Friday, March 31, at the Salem Chapel and Heritage Center on South Salem Avenue starting at 1 p.m. The family is asking that everyone attending to wear colorful attire to honor the lives of the children.

The service will be live-streamed on Job's Mortuary Facebook.

Previous coverage

Two adults and three children have died following what officials say appears to be a domestic-related shooting Tuesday night in Sumter.

According to the Sumter Police Department, officers were dispatched to 190 Whitetail Circle for an emergency call involving a murder-suicide. Home resident Aletha Holliday told emergency dispatch that the suspect, Charles Slacks,42, killed four victims and himself.

When officers arrived, they entered the home and saw Holliday at the top of the stairs. Sumter police say officers found Holliday's children, Ava, 11, Aason, 6, and Aayden, 5, dead upstairs with fatal wounds. Slacks was also at the top of the stairs, dead of a gunshot wound.

Officers discovered another victim in the backyard of the home with multiple wounds. The 38-year-old victim has not been named.

EMS and the fire department responded and attempted life-saving measures for the unnamed victim before he was transported to Prisma Health Tuomey, where he later died from his wounds.

The Sumter Police Department and the Sumter County Coroner's Office responded to the scene.

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