GREENVILLE COUNTY, SC (FOX Carolina) - Late Wednesday night deputies with the Greenville County Sheriff's Office responded to a call for a gunshot victim.
The sheriff's office says the call came in around 11:32 p.m. along the 500 block of Edgemont Avenue.
Deputies say that 28-year-old Michael Lee Sammons shot his mother after an altercation.
When deputies arrived on scene, they say they located his mother in the front yard of the residence suffering from at least one gunshot wound.
Deputies say the victim was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries. The sheriff's office says the victim is in critical condition.
The victim's name is Belinda Brookshire. FOX Carolina spoke to Randy Brookshire, the victim's father-in-law. She lived with him at the home where the shooting took place because he's on disability and needs help getting around.
"He was high on something and he just got out of SCDC. He stayed here for a few days- you know I told him he was going to have to leave," Randy Brookshire said.
Family members say Sammons battles with drug addiction and he went to Edgemont Avenue and demanded money from his mother.
"Next thing I hear were gunshots," Randy Brookshire said. "He shot her out there and then he told her he was going to come in and shoot me."
Tracy Aguilar, a cousin who lives next door, says her dog first woke her up.
"I didn't see anybody, but as soon as I went back down in my bed I heard two shots," Aguilar said. "My husband was running on the porch and he came right there and said 'Belinda's been shot."
Family members say Sammons shot his mother in the face and the back.
"It's crazy at any point, but when it's your child that does this to you, it's really crazy," Aguilar said.
Greenville County Deputies have obtained warrants for attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.
Sammons was arrested by police in Anderson and charged for drug possession in that city.