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Police Officer Killed, 7 Others Injured In Shooting In South Carolina

(Florence, SC-AP) — A police officer is dead and seven other law enforcement officials are injured after a two-hour standoff in Florence, South Carolina. It happened late yesterday afternoon as shots rang out while members of the Florence County Sheriff’s Office and the Florence Police Department were executing a search warrant.skynews-south-carolina-shooting_4442488Thirty-year veteran Terrence Carraway died in the shooting before the suspect was taken into custody. Three other city police officers and three county deputies were hurt. Police Chief Allen Heidler¬† called Carraway the bravest officer he ever knew. Governor Henry McMaster called the news devastating and praised the officers for their selfless acts of bravery. President Trump took to Twitter to send his thoughts and prayers.

Gunman, Hostages Dead In California Veterans Home Standoff

(Yountville, CA) – Four people are dead after a hostage crisis at a veterans home in Northern California. Officials said law enforcement officers entered the building at the Veterans Home of California in Yountville tonight, where they found the bodies of three women and a man.Veterans_Home_Shooting_48432The man is the suspect who apparently killed himself. The names of the dead were not released. The incident began Friday morning around 10:30 local time, when an armed man entered a room at the Pathway House and began shooting. No one was hurt in the initial incident.

The suspects car was also located and checked for explosives. No bombs were found. The suspect is believed to have been discharged from a program at the home dealing with vets experiencing emotional trauma.