GREENWOOD, S.C. (WSPA/AP) – Police responding to a fire alarm and the audio of gunshots at a South Carolina assisted dwelling facility reported a resident had placed many rounds of ammunition in a toaster.
According to Greenwood Police Section, the incident happened at Morningside Assisted Living Facility situated on Enterprise Court docket at 8:53 p.m.
Officers, together with the Greenwood City Fire Section and Greenwood County Unexpected emergency Products and services, responded to the scene exactly where they had been recommended that possible gunshots had been heard at the area.
Officers discovered a tiny fire within just one resident’s room, according to GPD. The resident was located unconscious and taken to the clinic to be dealt with for apparent smoke inhalation.
Officials said it appeared the fire was began for the reason that the resident positioned quite a few rounds of ammunition into a toaster oven causing the ammunition to discharge and producing workers think that a shooter was on the property.
The hearth was speedily extinguished and appears to have been contained to the resident’s home, according to officers. No other accidents were reported and all citizens have been securely accounted for by the team.
The Related Press contributed to this report.