Weekend shooting incidents reported in Fairfield

FAIRFIELD COUNTY – The Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two separate shooting incidents that occurred over the weekend. The two incidents are believed to be unrelated, according to Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Brad Douglas.

The first incident occurred at approximately 8 pm on Friday, Jan. 13, on Hwy 21 S in the Ridgeway area.

The victim, who was standing outside of a residence, was struck by gunfire during this incident. The victim was transported by EMS to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The second incident occurred at approximately 7 p.m. Saturday evening, Jan. 14, on 2nd Street in the Winnsboro area. During this incident, the victim was walking on 2nd Street when he was struck by gunfire from an unknown suspect who was near the intersection of Maple and 2nd Street.

The victim sustained serious injuries.

In both incidents, deputies arrived, secured the scenes, and provided first aid to the victims until EMS arrived. Deputies searched the areas, collected evidence from the scenes, and interviewed potential witnesses.

The Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for assistance with these investigations. Anyone who witnessed either of these incidents, or has any information about them, is asked to contact the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office at 803-635-4141.

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