Man shot in face while walking down road in Cherokee Co., deputies say

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CHEROKEE COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office officials said a man was airlifted to the hospital early Thursday morning after he was shot multiple times.

The shooting happened at about 12:31 a.m. in the 600 block of McKowns Mountain Road, according to the sheriff’s office.

Deputies said the man was shot several times during an argument with someone he knew over a female friend. After he was shot in the roadway, he walked to a home nearby for help.

Officers found the man and he was airlifted to Spartanburg Regional Medical Center, according to the sheriff’s office. He was shot in the face and chest, but he is expected to be okay.

Deputies said the shooter drove away from the scene. Investigators have been interviewing a person of interest.

The sheriff’s office said there is no threat to the community.

We will update this story as information becomes available.

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