1 person hurt in shooting at Hazelwood Ct. apartments in Greenwood

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GREENWOOD, SC (WSPA) – Greenwood Police Department officials are asking for the public’s help in finding the person responsible for a shooting at an apartment complex on Christmas Eve.

According to the police department’s Facebook page, officers responded to Hazelwood Court apartments following a shots fired call.

When they arrived on-scene, officers found one person had been hit by gunfire, along with multiple apartments.

Police said the person injured in the shooting was hit in the arm and their injuries were not life-threatening.

“Detectives have gotten some information about what took place, but if you have any information about who might have committed this shooting, you are urged to call and speak with us,” police said in the post.

A Greenwood City property manager wants to know why police didn’t alert the public about the shooting sooner.

“It’s a little bit concerning that the police department here in Greenwood didn’t take action right away and at least alert the other properties and even the citizens in general,” said Denise Modra.

The Facebook post, detailing the shooting, ended with 2 hashtags that read “apparently the Grinch was in Whoville” and “detectives aren’t sure if it was his heart or his shoes.”

The Greenwood PD spokesperson tells 7News the hashtags are just a reminder that offers are humans too. He says police were just as shocked as anyone that someone would be out shooting on Christmas Eve.

Modra finds the hashtags, on a post about a shooting, to be very disrespectful.

“Funny as those hashtags are we as the citizens of Greenwood need to be a lot vigilant with them and let them know, listen this is not a joking matter anymore,” she said.

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