Pelzer shooting – early reports


Suspect crashes into house in Piedmont

Update – (4:45 p.m.) Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputies are at the scene on Hwy. 86 at Hwy. 20 in Piedmont where the suspect in a shooting in Pelzer (around 3 p.m. today) crashed a truck into a house.  According to witnesses, just minutes before the crash, the Anderson County SWAT team attempted to stop the vehicle in front of the H&R Block office on Hwy. 86. Stop sticks were layed in the highway but the suspect vehicle did not stop when it came by heading toward Piedmont from I-85. Multiple shots were fired by the suspect at duputies. The vehicle apparently continued through Piedmont at a high rate of speed and the driver lost control and struck a house between the fire department and Hwy. 20 on Hwy. 86.

Anderson School District One ball teams and others in the vicinity were on lockdown while authorities were attempting to locate the suspect.

Anderson county sheriff’s deputies are on the scene investigating a shooting on Law St. in Pelzer. Unconfirmed reports of four people shot. The Journal will update as soon as additional information is available.