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Richland County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a call regarding a shooting at a home in the 2500 block of Banner Hill Road, Sunday, at approximately 3:30 p.m. The residence is in the Leesburg Road area of Columbia. 

Upon arrival, the deputies discovered a male and female with gunshot wounds to the upper body. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

Richland County Coroner Gary Watts identified the two who died.

Arianna Natasha Noble-Johnson, 31, of Banner Hill Road, died  after being shot by someone. An autopsy indicated the cause of death to be a gunshot wound to the upper body.

Joshua Seth Johnson, 31, of Banner Hill Road also died. An autopsy indicated the cause of death to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the upper body.

The Richland County Coroner’s Office and the Richland County Sheriff’s Department are investigating the incident; however, it appears to be a murder suicide.

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