An apparent domestic dispute in Ladson Saturday night left a man dead and sent a woman to the hospital.

Dorchester County deputies arriving at a house on Parlor Drive found a woman outside who had been shot several times and a man dead inside the house, Sheriff’s Maj. John Garrison said. The woman was taken to Medical University Hospital.

The coroner’s office ruled the man’s death a suicide and identified him as Michael E. Mims, 58.

The woman’s name was not released today.

The incident is under investigation.