Pickens County Sheriff’s Office investigating Easley shooting

By Greg Oliver
Courtesy The Journal

EASLEY — A shooting last week in Easley in which two adults were injured is under investigation by the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office.

Chief deputy Creed Hashe said the sheriff’s office received a call at approximately 5:44 p.m. March 1 regarding a shooting on Pope Field Road. Deputies arrived on the scene as two adults were being transported to the hospital — the male having sustained a gunshot wound to the chest and the female a wound to the hand.

Hashe said a preliminary investigation showed the pair are married, but currently separated. Both were injured from the same gunshot fired by a third person inside the home, according to Hashe.

“A total of four people were at the home when the incident occurred,” he said.

The chief deputy added that sheriff’s detectives are interviewing two people from the scene at the time of the shooting, one of which is believed to be the person who fired the shot.

No arrests have been made since detectives are still collecting evidence and conducting interviews, Hashe said. A handgun was seized from the residence and is believed to belong to one of the people being interviewed, neither of whom was injured in the incident.

Hashe said the incident stemmed from a domestic altercation between the couple.

The sheriff’s office doesn’t plan to release additional information until further investigation into the case can be completed.