One dead, several hurt in S.C. standoff

Oct. 15, 2012 at 12:11 PM

GREER, S.C., Oct. 15 (UPI) -- A man exchanged gunfire with sheriff's deputies in a Greer, S.C., hostage situation that left a man dead and several people hurt, a sheriff's deputy said.

A child, two deputies and the gunman were among the injured, Master Deputy Laura Campbell said.

Deputies responded Sunday night after a 911 call about a man trying to shoot his way into a house, WHNS-TV, Greenville, reported.

The sheriff's office sent its SWAT team and bomb squad to the scene.

When officers arrived, they faced a standoff, with the gunman holding four adults and two children hostage inside the building, Campbell said.

Deputies entered the house and shots were exchanged, she said.

Deputies said they believed a man found dead inside the house was killed as the gunman tried to enter.

Campbell said several people were injured. The extent of the injuries was not disclosed.

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