1 dead after officer-involved shooting at South Carolina college
The State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) released a statement saying one person was killed in the shooting.
SMC is on lockdown go to your residence hall room and stay there until notified Dean Laffitte— SMC (@SMCSC) November 10, 2015
Thom Berry, public information office with SLED, said a campus officer was injured while investigating a possible vehicle break in. When the officer arrived, two suspects were in the vehicle and he tried to detain them. The suspects tried to flee from the scene in the vehicle and struck the officer.
"The officer fired into the vehicle," Berry said in a statement. "One suspect is dead, and the other escaped but was captured a short time later."
Berry said the officer was treated at the scene and wasn't seriously injured.
On the scene of a shooting near Spartanburg Methodist College campus. The coroner is on scene. pic.twitter.com/osABVXCzLA— Liz Lohuis (@LizLohuisWYFF) November 10, 2015
Officials say there was never a gunman loose on campus, and the campus is not in any danger. SLED is investigating, according to WYFF-TV.
Students at the two-year private liberal arts college were told to go to their dorm rooms until they were given the all clear.
Spartanburg Methodist released the following statement on their Facebook page:
“Shooting on campus: SMC is lockdown go to your residence hall room and stay there until notified.”