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Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office

Deputies are investigating a shooting incident in Cordova, according to a sheriff’s office incident report.

A man called deputies to his Grove Drive home at 1:02 a.m. Friday in reference to shots being fired.

As a deputy responded to the call, another man flagged him down on Grove Drive. The deputy turned his patrol vehicle around and pulled into the man’s driveway.

The deputy heard shots and parked his patrol vehicle to shield the man. The deputy then got out of his patrol vehicle and told the man to get down behind the vehicle for safety.

Gunshots continued to ring out and the deputy, armed with a rifle, made his way to the home of the initial caller.

As he got closer to the outside of the caller’s home, he heard the caller yelling, “Help me!”

The deputy used his flashlight to shatter a window of the home and then made contact with the caller.

The caller told the deputy that he and his wife were watching television when their dog began to bark.

The man looked at his video surveillance system and noticed a vehicle pulling into a vacant lot. The vehicle’s lights then turned off.

The caller said he then walked outside of the residence and asked who was there.

Someone began to shoot at him, so he fired three to four shots in return before retreating to his home and calling 911.

The caller said he then turned off all of the lights inside of the home. The gunfire continued.

The man who flagged the deputy down said the gunshots woke him up at 1 a.m. He looked out the kitchen window and saw a dark-colored vehicle pass by his residence.

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Martha Rose Brown covers crime and other topics. The South Carolina native has been a journalist for the past 16 years.

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