Shaw Air Force Base says security shot a person trying to ‘illegally’ enter facility
The State December 24, 2022
SHAW AFB, S.C. (Tribune News Service) — Authorities are investigating a Friday shooting after an airman at Shaw Air Force Base shot a person attempting to illegally access the base, an official statement on the base’s website said.
The airman, who is assigned to the 20th Security Forces Squadron, shot the person at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Shaw Air Force Base said. The name of the wounded person was not released in the same statement, nor did the statement say whether the person will face charges.
The Air Force base said the injured person was transported to a nearby medical facility to get treatment.
“Our security forces personnel are trained to respond to a variety of situations to ensure the safety of our personnel and assets,” Col. Kristoffer Smith, 20th Fighter Wing commander, said in a statement posted on Shaw Air Force Base’s website.
The statement said a joint investigation between the 20th Security Forces Squadron and local and federal authorities is ongoing, and more information will be released as it becomes available.
Shaw Air Force Base, home to 8,200 active duty military members and 1,200 civilian employees, is in Sumter.
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