- Associated Press - Monday, June 1, 2015

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) - In a story May 27 about a Bamberg County official charged with shooting at two women, The Associated Press reported erroneously who was shot. A 35-year-old woman was shot, not her 62-year-old mother, who was not hurt.

A corrected version of the story is below:

SC fire official charged with 2 counts of attempted murder

Bamberg fire official charged on 2 attempted murder counts; officials say assault rifle used

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) - A Bamberg County fire official has been charged with two counts of attempted murder.

County officials say the 37-year-old woman used an assault rifle to shoot at two women, wounding one.

The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg reported (https://bit.ly/1J55WP2) that State Law Enforcement Division agents charged Bamberg County Fire Coordinator Brenna Ayer Hancock. SLED is handling the case because of Hancock’s position.

The sheriff’s office says Hancock used an AR-15 rifle and wounded a 35-year-old woman from Barnwell. Her 62-year-old mother was present but was not hurt. The younger woman told officials she was looking for her husband when she came to Hancock’s home.

It was not immediately clear if Hancock has an attorney.



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