3 dead, 1 hurt in rural South Carolina shooting

CORRECTS SPELLING OF FIRST NAME TO JEFFERY INSTEAD OF JEFFREY - This undated photo provided by the Greenwood County Sheriff's Office shows Jeffery Powell. Investigators said three people were killed and one other person was hurt in a shooting Monday, Aug. 2, 2021, in rural South Carolina. Greenwood County deputies named Powell as a person of interest. (Greenwood County Sheriff's Office via AP)
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GREENWOOD, S.C. (AP) — Three people were killed and one other person was hurt in a shooting Monday in rural South Carolina, and deputies released the name and picture of a man they want to interview.

The shooting happened around 3 p.m. at a Greenwood County home just off U.S. Highway 25 about 8 miles (13 kilometers) south of Greenwood, the Sheriffs Office said in a news release.

Sheriff’s Office Maj. Cody Bishop confirmed the three killed in the shooting to The Index-Journal of Greenwood. He didn't give a motive for the shooting.

Deputies named Jeffery David Powell, 36, a person of interest and released two photos of him. They didn't give a reason investigators want to talk to him.

The State Law Enforcement Division has been called to help with the investigation, and police dogs were seen searching the area around the home.

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The spelling of Powell's first name has been corrected.

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