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Orangeburg County deputies respond to report of shooting
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Orangeburg County deputies respond to report of shooting

Vance scene

The Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office responded to an area outside Vance on Thursday following a report of someone firing shots.

VANCE – Concerned neighbors called law enforcement on Thursday afternoon alleging that a man was firing a weapon, Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Richard Walker said.

“We responded to this call, which indicated shots were being fired,” Sheriff Leroy Ravenell said in a release.

“There were no injuries and there is no danger to the community,” he said.

Orangeburg County Sheriff’s deputies were sent to a Peach Orchard Street location just before 1 p.m., the release said. Peach Orchard Street is east of the town of Vance.

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Sheriff’s office deputies and the agency’s Special Weapons and Tactics Team responded to the area.

For over an hour-and-a-half, deputies assessed the scene and then confirmed the man in question had left and was at a Charleston-area hospital receiving medical treatment, the sheriff’s office said.

For a short time, deputies blocked access to Peach Orchard Street. The street has since reopened. The Orangeburg County Office of Emergency Services also responded to the scene.

Contact the writer:mbrown@timesanddemocrat.comor 803-533-5545. Follow on Twitter: @MRBrownTandD.



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