SC fire official charged with 2 counts of attempted murder

Brenna Ayer Hancock

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — A Bamberg County fire official has been charged with two counts of attempted murder.

County officials say the 37-year-old woman used an assault rifle to shoot at two women, wounding one.

The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg reported that State Law Enforcement Division agents charged Bamberg County Fire Coordinator Brenna Ayer Hancock. SLED is handling the case because of Hancock’s position.

The sheriff’s office says Hancock used an AR-15 rifle and wounded a 62-year-old Blackville woman. The Blackville woman’s daughter, a 35-year-old Barnwell woman, was present but was not hurt. The Blackville woman told officials she was looking for her husband when she came to Hancock’s home. It was not immediately clear if Hancock has an attorney.

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Information from: The Times & Democrat, http://www.timesanddemocrat.com