Shots fired in downtown Spartanburg, police investigating

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SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WSPA) – Spartanburg Police Department said shots were fired in the air near St. John Street in downtown Spartanburg Monday afternoon.

The shooting happened around 3:40 p.m. Officers with Spartanburg’s Police Department told 7 News, a driver was reportedly stopped at the intersection and saw a man in the middle of the crosswalk. When the driver motioned for the man to walk, police say the man pulled up his shirt, presented a firearm and fired in the air.

He then fled the scene on foot, according to police.

USC Upstate officials said, “Our police department issued an alert about shots fired outside of the George in downtown. Officers are on scene.”

“Everything appears to have occurred outside of the school. We immediately went into our lockdown procedures, where all the doors are locked and no one can come in,” said Assistant Chief of USC Upstate Police, Dave Myers.

Classes at the George have been cancelled for the rest of the evening. Assistant Chief, Dave Myers told us no students were hurt.

The Spartanburg Police Department is investigating.

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