NEWBERRY, S.C. — An armed man has been shot and wounded by two police officers in central South Carolina.

State Law Enforcement Division spokesman Thom Berry said the shooting happened early Wednesday in Newberry.

Berry said the officers heard gunshots and found a man on a nearby street. Berry says initial reports indicate the man fired at the officers, who returned fire.

Berry said the man was taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening. The officers were not hit.

The names of those involved weren’t immediately released.

SLED is investigating the shooting.

Berry said both the suspect and the two officers are white.

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