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South Carolina Moms Demand Action, Everytown Respond to Overnight Shooting of Law Enforcement Officials in York County

Reports Indicate Three Sheriff’s Deputies, Police Officer Were Shot Early Tuesday While Pursuing a Domestic Violence Suspect

YORK, S.C. – The South Carolina chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today released the following statement in response to the overnight shooting of four law enforcement officials in York County. While details are still unfolding, reports indicate that deputies responded to a domestic assault call late Monday night. Before they arrived, the suspect fled on foot. Three sheriff’s deputies and one police officer were shot and injured during the ensuing pursuit. The suspected shooter is in custody. No information has been released regarding the condition of the injured law enforcement officials.

STATEMENT FROM JACKIE SHELLEY, VOLUNTEER LEADER WITH THE SOUTH CAROLINA CHAPTER OF MOMS DEMAND ACTION FOR GUN SENSE IN AMERICA:

“I am heartbroken to wake up to the news of yet another shooting in South Carolina. This time, the injured are members of our law enforcement community – people who have dedicated their lives to making our communities safe. Our thoughts are with their families and friends and we wish them a speedy recovery. As we pray for the injured, we’re reminded that we can and should do more to keep guns out of the hands of people with dangerous domestic violence histories.”