Sheriff: Winnsboro apartment complex shooting was not random act

Sheriff: Winnsboro apartment complex shooting was not random act

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, SC (WIS) - The Fairfield County Sheriff says a shooting in the parking lot of a Winnsboro apartment complex Saturday was not a random act.

According to Lt. White with the Sheriff's Department, deputies were called to the Winnsboro Arms Apartments off Kincaid Bridge Road just before 6:30 p.m. Saturday where they found a male gunshot victim in a car that had "significant amount of damage" from bullets.

The victim was taken to the hospital with several gunshot wounds.

"We believe that (the victim) was targeted in this attack and that it was not a random act of violence," said Fairfield County Sheriff Will Montgomery. "I am pleased to announce that (the victim's) injuries were not life-threatening and I am also very thankful that no other people were injured during this incident. This occurred at a location where it is very common for small children to be playing during this time of day."

Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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