Off-Duty Deputy and Fiancee Wounded in Drive-By Shooting
COLUMBIA, S.C.—In a shocking incident, an off-duty sheriff’s deputy and his fiancee were injured in a drive-by shooting at their suburban Columbia home over the weekend. The incident took place in the county that encompasses South Carolina’s capital, leaving the community in shock.
At a press conference, Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott revealed that Cpl. Terrance Crawford, who works as a police officer at a school in Columbia, and his fiancee were both struck in the legs. The sheriff emphasized that Crawford was not the intended target, although he did not provide further details. The home had a total of eight people present during the incident.
According to Sheriff Lott, the perpetrators were aware that the house belonged to a Richland County deputy as his marked police car was parked in front. The investigation has identified several individuals who may have been involved in the shooting.
Disturbingly, this incident marks the 96th time in 2023 that someone has fired into a residence in Richland County, which is home to approximately 420,000 people. Sheriff Lott revealed that most of these shootings are a result of rival gang activities.
“It’s just stupid gang stuff,” the sheriff expressed his frustration. “They sneak around like a bunch of little cowards during the darkness, and then sneak off like a snake at night to try to get away.”
When questioned about the number of casualties and injuries caused by shootings into homes this year, the Richland County Sheriff’s Office did not provide immediate information. A Freedom of Information Act request is required to obtain those figures and related details.
" Conservative News Daily does not always share or support the views and opinions expressed here; they are just those of the writer."