BREAKING: 5 Officers Down in Florence, SC Shootout
FLORENCE, SC — Three Florence County deputies are down and two Florence Police Department officers are reported to have been shot as well during what appears to be a ferocious shootout in Florence, SC, according to WPDE’s Tonya Brown.
Officers on scene tell me three Florence County deputies and two Florence city police officers have been shot in that active shooter situation in the Vintage Place subdivision off of Hoffmeyer Road in West Florence… https://t.co/oXRPfaXmem
— Tonya Brown (@TonyaWPDE) October 3, 2018
The shootout at the time of this writing is still active, and the local high school has been locked down, according to Blue Lives Matter’s Christopher Berg.
The shooting is taking place at the Vintage Place subdivision in West Florence, and there is currently no word on the condition of the officers.
In addition, there are reports that SWAT is moving in to stop the violence.
BREAKING: 2 Florence police officers & 3 deputies shot in Florence, SC. SWAT is about to 'storm the house to stop shooter', according to Chief Deputy Glen Kirby with the Florence Co. Sheriff's Office. We have crews on the way there now.
— Steve Roth (@SteveRothNews) October 3, 2018
We will keep you updated as the situation develops, but for now, please lift up the officers affected and their families in your thoughts and prayers this evening.
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