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SC sheriff: Deputies searching for killer of 5


GAFFNEY, S.C. (AP) -- A South Carolina sheriff says deputies are searching to find the man they believe has killed five people in a week.

Cherokee County Sheriff Bill Blanton told ABC's "Good Morning America" on Monday that the three separate shootings are linked through evidence.

A peach farmer was killed June 27. An elderly woman and her daughter were shot dead last Wednesday. Then a father and his 15-year-old daughter died after being shot Thursday.

Blanton says deputies are searching for a man about 6 feet 2 inches tall with salt-and-pepper hair.

Hundreds of people thronged funeral services Sunday for the mother and daughter. The crime spree terrorizing Cherokee County forced many people to curtail Fourth of July festivities.

Online Reporter: Kelsi Schindler

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