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Deputies: Victim gunned down with high-powered assault rifle

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Greenville Co. Deputies: Gunshot victim found on Hoston Drive Greenville Co. Deputies: Gunshot victim found on Hoston Drive

Deputies responded to a home Monday night where they found a gunshot wound victim who had been shot with a high-powered assault rifle, according to Lt. Tim Ridgeway with the Greenville County Sheriff's Office.

The victim was found lying in the driveway of a home off Hoston Drive in Piedmont, Ridgeway said. According to deputies, the weapon used was an AK-47 assault rifle. Authorities said the victim is in critical condition.

The shooting happened about three miles from an earlier shooting at the Highland Square Apartments, Ridgeway said. He said it's unknown whether the two shootings are connected at this time.

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