A Pickens man is dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound and his daughter was treated after being shot in the shoulder yesterday.
Officers of the Pickens Police Department were called to 213 Timber Drive in Pickens at 11:15 p.m. responding to a report that a juvenile had been shot.
According to Pickens Police, a 16-year-old female had been shot by her father and transported to Greenville Memorial Hospital with a gunshot wound to her left shoulder.
Officers believe, the father, Andrew John Kowszik, fired several other shots during the incident before locking himself inside the residence and refusing to respond to police.
No one else was injured.
The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team was called in and made entry into the residence and found that Kowszic had locked himself in his bedroom and taken his own life with the same weapon.
“We tried to talk him out for over an hour but there was no response,” Pickens Police Chief Rodney Gregory said. “We called the Pickens County SWAT team and they made entrance and found him dead of an apparent and self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head,” “It was just a family ordeal that turned bad. Mr. Kowszic shot his daughter and then later turned the gun on himself.”