Shooting investigation continues


A shooting that happened in Williamston around 10 p.m. Tuesday remains under investigation by the Williamston Police Department. According to Captain Kevin Marsee of the Williamston Police Department, officers responding to 604 S. Hamilton Street discovered Sandra Smith, 54 with a gunshot wound to the head. She was transported to Greenville Hospital by EMS where she remains in critical condition.

According to Capt. Marsee, investigators of the Williamston Police Department have determined that the shooter is Billy Ray Smith, 53.

The weapon used in the shooting has been recovered through a cooperative effort between the Williamston Police Department and the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

Smith has been charged with Obstruction of Justice in relation to the shooting incident and a warrant has been issued. He is currently being held at Anderson County Detention Center.

The case remains under investigation and investigators will be working through the evening on the case, Marsee said.