The Latest: City Official Says 6 Officers Wounded, 1 Killed


City officials say a total of seven law enforcement officers were wounded including one fatally, in a South Carolina shooting.
Florence city spokesman, John Wukela, gave the updated total Wednesday evening.
Authorities say the incident unfolded as sheriff’s deputies were trying to serve a warrant in the town of Florence.
7:25 p.m.

An official says that one of the five law enforcement officers wounded in a South Carolina shooting has died.
Florence County Coroner Keith von Lutcken says the dead officer was a member of the city police department.
Florence city spokesman John Wukela says city police, working with the sheriff’s office, were responding to an incident in the area when they came under fire.
Sheriff’s Deputy Chief Glenn Kirby told news outlets that three Florence County sheriff’s deputies and two city officers were shot during the incident.
A suspect was in custody but no further details were immediately available.
Authorities said the shootings happened in Vintage Place, an upscale neighborhood in the western part of the city.
6:35 p.m.

Authorities say five South Carolina law enforcement officers have been shot in Florence County and the suspect is in custody.
News outlets report sheriff’s Deputy Chief Glenn Kirby confirmed the incident Wednesday. Kirby says three Florence County sheriff’s deputies and two city officers were shot. Information on their conditions was not immediately available.
The Florence County Emergency Management Department tweeted that the “active shooting situation is over and the suspect is in custody.”
Further details were not immediately available.

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