Early morning shooting in Taylors sends one person to the hospital

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A would-be burglar ran off from his mark in the Upstate after two neighbors took aim at him.

Spartanburg County deputies say the attempted burglary happened around 7:30 a.m. on Saturday when a neighbor on Texas Avenue in Chesnee heard loud banging at a vacant residence nearby.

The witness told deputies he called the homeowner about what was happening, and both walked over to the property to investigate.

When they got there, they say they saw a man trying to get inside a boarded-up window, and commanded him to leave with his hands up.

Instead, the man ran toward Highway 11, and the two neighbors each fired one shot into the ground.

Nothing was stolen, but deputies say the suspect left behind a black bookbag and hat that were left behind.

Deputies were given a description of the suspect: a white man with red hair, wearing a white long T-shirt with writing on it, and wearing khaki shorts.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office.

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