CHEROKEE COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – Two people were injured in a shooting Tuesday morning in Cherokee County.
According to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a shooting on Highway 5 at Stetson Lane around 11:38 a.m.
Once on the scene, deputies located two people – a 25-year-old and a 17-year-old – suffering from gunshot wounds in a car.
They have been airlifted to hospitals. One victim is in critical condition, according to Sheriff Steve Mueller.
Sheriff Mueller said deputies believe the shooting was the result of a drug deal “gone bad.”
“We’ve recovered enough information, digital information, that they were meeting, and we believe that they were meeting to exchange drugs,” said the sheriff.
(VIDEO ABOVE: Sheriff Steve Mueller discusses shooting which injured two people in Cherokee Co.)
According to Mueller, investigators are still looking for the location where the shooting happened. Deputies believe the shooting happened nearby on Stetson Lane and the victims drove themselves a short distance before stopping.
This is an ongoing investigation.
“We do believe, and have information, that the two individuals that were doing the shooting were two white males. At this point, we don’t know if there was just one shooter or two shooters,” said Mueller.
Sheriff Mueller said there is no threat to the area.
“We just ask the people in our community, pray for the families that are involved and hopefully this doesn’t turn into a murder investigation,” he said.
The sheriff’s office said some of the schools in Blacksburg were put on a lock out during the day on Tuesday as a precaution.
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