7 law enforcement officers shot in South Carolina
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A suspect is in custody after seven law enforcement officers were shot in Florence, S.C., on Wednesday, according to multiple reports.

Florence city spokesman John Wukela said one officer died in the shooting, which broke out as authorities were attempting to serve a warrant, The Associated Press reported.

Initial reports indicated that five officers had been shot, including three sheriff's deputies and two city police officers. The extent of the other injuries was not immediately clear.


President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Hill's Campaign Report: Democratic field begins to shrink ahead of critical stretch To ward off recession, Trump should keep his mouth and smartphone shut Trump: 'Who is our bigger enemy,' Fed chief or Chinese leader? MORE thanked officers responding to the scene and sent "thoughts and prayers" to the Florence County Sheriff’s Office and the Florence Police Department.

Florence County Emergency Management tweeted at around 6 p.m. that an active shooting situation by Vintage Place had ended, and that the suspect was in custody.

"We are asking everyone to stay away from Vintage Place as there is still an active crime investigation in progress," the account said.

Sen. Tim ScottTimothy (Tim) Eugene ScottIt's time to empower military families with education freedom GOP Sen. Tim Scott says if he runs in 2022 it will be his last race When it comes to student debt, it is time to talk solutions MORE (R-S.C.), Rep. Tim Rice (R-S.C.) and Gov. Henry McMaster (R) acknowledged the shooting on Twitter shortly after it was reported.

-Updated 8:45 p.m.