Deputies investigating after person reportedly shot in Pickens Co.

One person was shot possibly in the Highway 8 area of Pickens County Wednesday night. Police have not confirmed the location at this time
Published: May. 17, 2023 at 9:00 PM EDT|Updated: May. 18, 2023 at 5:14 AM EDT
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PICKENS COUNTY, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office announced that deputies are investigating after a person showed up at the hospital Wednesday with an apparent gunshot wound.

Deputies said they were made aware of a possible shooting in the 800 block of Pelzer Highway at 6:38 p.m. As they were responding, Easley Baptist Hospital called stating that a male victim was dropped off at the hospital with an apparent gunshot wound.

According to hospital personnel, the victim was dropped off by a subject who fled prior to law enforcement’s arrival.  That subject has since been located and questioned.

The Sheriff’s Office said the shooting appeared to have involved two vehicles traveling on Pelzer Highway. Based on information that has been uncovered, it is believed that the people in the two cars knew one another and that the incident stemmed from a previous altercation.

The victim was later taken to Greenville Memorial Hospital for treatment and is presently in stable condition.

Deputies said they are actively working to identify all parties involved.

This situation is developing as the Sheriff’s Office investigate. We will update this story as we learn more.