2 shot in officer-involved shooting in Darlington County

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DARLINGTON, SC (WBTW) – The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is investigating an officer involved shooting Thursday morning.

Tommy Crosby with SLED has confirmed an investigation is currently underway near the corner of Trexler Avenue and Young Street. Trexler is off of North Main Street.

No deputies were injured in the shooting, but one deputy sustained minor injuries from a traffic collision when the suspect fled the scene, according to deputies.

According to SLED, deputies were serving an arrest warrant when a confrontation happened, resulting in the male suspect being shot. A second person was also shot. Both people were taken to the hospital.

The deputy will be placed on administrative leave, which is standard protocol.

According to SLED, this is the 35th officer-involved shooting in South Carolina in 2020. In 2019, there were 45, two of which involved the Darlington County Sheriff’s Office.

This is a developing story. Count on News13 for updates.

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