1 officer dead, 6 wounded in SC shooting

1 officer dead, 6 wounded in SC shooting

- Authorities have named the suspect they believe shot seven police officers, killing one as they tried to serve a search warrant Wednesday at a home in an upscale Florence neighborhood.

As of 6:02 p.m. the Florence Count Emergency Management team said, "The active shooting situation is over and the suspect is in custody".

The tweet advised members of the public to keep away from the crime scene in the residential subdivision known as Vintage Pl, on the western edge of Florence.

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CNN cited the coroner in Florence County, inland from the coastal resort of Myrtle Beach, as saying one officer had died from his wounds.

The gunman initially shot at the Florence County deputies and kept shooting when more law enforcement officers arrived, officials said.

Gov. Henry McMaster‏ called the attack "devastating news" for South Carolinians, and he asked for their prayers.

Nunn said the suspect held off police for two hours - holding children hostage in his home - before eventually being taken into custody.

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State Rep. Jay Jordan, R-Florence spoke at the South Carolina State House asking that everyone take a moment of silence for the police officers.

The other officers were shot as they responded to assist their fellow officers, authorities said. They also did not name him or the wounded officers, nor did they give their conditions.

"Very scary. Very scary", said Shaw Thompson with McLeod Region Center, where the officers are hospitalized.

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WBTW also says a 20-year-old man inside the home was shot and is still alive.

President Donald Trump and SC lawmakers also offered prayers for victims.

President Donald Trump also released a statement, saying on Twitter, "My thoughts and prayers are with the Florence County Sheriff's Office and the Florence Police Department tonight, in SC".

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