An Aiken woman was found in her back yard Monday evening with an apparent gunshot wound to the body, Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton said.
Kayla Raiford, 54, was discovered around 8 p.m. outside her home on Horry Street by a family member, Carlton said in an e-mail. A weapon was found near her body.
Carlton said neighbors reported hearing what sounded like fireworks around her home around 6:30 p.m.
Aiken Public Safety is investigating the shooting along with the coroner’s office. An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday in Newberry, S.C.