Published: Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 4:44 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, November 2, 2011 at 4:44 p.m.
The Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office is in the early stages of investigating a shooting involving a property owner and two intruders in Pauline.
A property owner was inside a storage building on Miller Town road when two people walked in, according to a statement from the sheriff's office. The property owner challenged the two suspects, who apparently did not have permission to be there. The property owner pointed a shotgun at the suspects. As one of the suspects reached into his waist belt, the property owner shot the man in the upper left arm, according to the sheriff's office.
As the pair started to flee, one yelled, “Get him,” and the other turned back at the property owner, who fired a second shot, which missed. Both suspects are in the custody of the sheriff's office. Details are expected to be released shortly on them.
The shooting takes place two days after Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright encouraged female residents to get concealed weapons permits in order to protect themselves. The comments came at a news conference about an attempted rape in Milliken Park.
Wright said the man accused in that assault was fortunate that a person with a concealed weapons permit wasn't around during the attack, saying someone could have put the “animal” down. Wright's comments have since made headlines around the world, and set off a flurry of interest in concealed weapons classes.