The Newberry County Sheriff’s Office and SLED (State Law Enforcement Division) are on the scene of an attempted robbery and shooting incident on Highway 34 near the intersection of Mary’s Road. The incident occurred just after 11:30 this morning.
Two suspects fled the scene after the incident. Both suspects were wearing Halloween type masks during the incident and as they fled on foot. It is believed that both suspects were black males but no further description is available at this time. The suspects possibly fled in a green older model SUV possibly an Explorer or Tahoe, but this is not certain at this time.
Bloodhounds and the SLED helicopter are at the scene of the incident.
The victim has been transported to the hospital and there are no updates on his condition at this time.
Anyone with any information is asked to call (803) 321-2222 or Crime Stoppers at (888) CRIME SC – (888)274-6372.
Additional updates will be issued as more information becomes available.