ANDERSON, S.C. (WSPA) – A man was found shot outside of a burning home Friday afternoon in Anderson.
Firefighters and police were called to the scene on Carver Street at Scott Drive shortly before 4:30 p.m.
Anderson Police said they are not sure if the fire is connected.
Officers said the victim was shot in the thigh and the injury is not believed to be life-threatening.
The Anderson Fire Department said the house was abandoned and that it appeared as if squatters may have been living in the home.
Damage to the home was mostly contained to one room with smoke damage throughout the house, the fire department said.
No word yet on how the fire started.
7NEWS spoke to neighbors and they said the neighborhood is usually quiet and safe. They said they will be locking their doors and looking out their windows.
“I heard gunshots and saw police down the road, saw tape, ambulance and fire trucks,” said Dylan Law.
We will update this story as more information becomes available.