A double shooting at the H&R Block in downtown Fort Mill was a murder-suicide between a son and his mother-in-law, according to Coroner Sabrina Gast.

Deborah Elaine Buchanan, 68, of Charlotte, died from a gunshot wound.  The second decedent, 39-year-old James Alexander Vinton of Rock Hill, died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, the coroner said.

“Both decedents died at the scene,” she said in a press release. “Mr. Vinton was a son-in-law to Ms. Buchanan.”

Fort Mill police responded about 1:13 p.m. Monday to 239 Main Street, according to police Maj. Bryan Zachary.

“Upon the officers arrival at the scene, two persons were located, and determined to be deceased,” he said in a press release.

Autopsy and toxicology test results are pending.

Main Street was blocked off for a few hours during the police investigation, but was later reopened.

Greg Rickabaugh

Greg "Ricky Bobby" Rickabaugh has lived in the Fort Mill and York County community since 2006. He has covered the area while a reporter for The Charlotte Observer and a freelance writer for The Fort Mill...