Winnsboro man arrested in shooting

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a shooting incident in the Birch Street area of Winnsboro at approximately 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday evening.


Upon arrival, deputies located a victim with a wound to the neck. The victim was transported by EMS to the hospital.

Witnesses identified Steve A. Wright, 54, as the suspect in the shooting. Wright was seen shooting a gun into a crowd where the victim was struck, and then returning to his house at 210 Birch St.

Responding deputies attempted to contact Wright at his residence. After receiving no response, deputies entered Wright’s home and took him into custody, according to Major Brad Douglas.

Wright, who is being held at the Fairfield County Detention Center, has been charged with Attempted Murder and Possession of a Deadly Weapon during a Violent Crime.

According to Sheriff Will Montgomery, there were no other injuries in the shooting, and the victim is expected to fully recover.

“I want to thank the residents in that area for their cooperation with our deputies and their patience while we dealt with this incident,” Sheriff Montgomery said. “I commend the professionalism of our deputies and their quick response to bring this situation to an end without any more injuries.”

The Voice will update this story as more information is made available.

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