One person killed after “ambush” of deputies in small SC town

ANDERSON, SC (AP) – A shooting in a small South Carolina city involving sheriff’s deputies has left a man dead and a woman injured.

Anderson County Sheriff Chad McBride says the deputies were caught in an “ambush situation” Tuesday night when fired upon from a hill next to a Lowe’s parking lot in Anderson. The deputies returned fire and struck two people.

McBride says the deputies were searching for two people who ran out of a car after an attempted traffic stop and pursuit.

A police dog was also killed.

The state’s investigative law enforcement agency is investigating. At least two of the deputies are on paid administrative leave.

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