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South Carolina MP injured, suspect killed in shooting, authorities say


A South Carolina sheriff’s deputy was shot dead and an armed suspect was killed in a shooting on Friday, authorities said.

The shooting took place at The Court at Redstone complex in Indian Land, 20 miles south of Charlotte, North Carolina, Fox 46 Charlotte reported.

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division said deputies from the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office were executing a search warrant at an apartment linked to a missing person investigation. At times, shots rang out.

The gunman and his deputy were both injured, authorities said. The suspected gunman died at the scene and the injured deputy was taken to hospital.

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No other injuries were reported. Friday’s shooting was the 30th involving a law enforcement officer in the state this year. In 2020, there were 49 shootings involving officers in South Carolina.

Only one involved the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.

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