By Peter Martinez CBS News October 3, 2018, 6:25 PM Suspect in custody after 5 police officers shot in South Carolina

First responders at the scene of an "active shooting" in Florence, S.C., on Wed., Oct. 3, 2018.


Last Updated Oct 3, 2018 6:34 PM EDT

Five law enforcement officers were shot Wednesday in Florence, South Carolina, CBS affiliate WBTW-TV reports. Three Florence County deputies and two city officers were wounded, Florence County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Glen Kirby said.

A suspect is in custody after he surrendered to deputies after talking with a negotiator, according to Kirby. The conditions of the wounded officers wasn't immediately known.

The Florence County Emergency Management Department tweeted that the "active shooting situation is over and the suspect is in custody." Officials urged people to stay aware from the area.

****Major Update****
The active shooting situation is over and the suspect is in custody. We are asking everyone to stay away from Vintage Place as there is still an active crime investigation in progress.

— FCEMD (@FlorenceCoEMD) October 3, 2018

Florence is about 70 miles northwest of Myrtle Beach.

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