Suspect shoots 4 officers in SC, 1 critically hurt

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Four South Carolina officers - three York County Sheriff's deputies and a K-9 officer - were wounded and taken to a hospital; however, their conditions weren't immediately known.

The suspect had several 'long guns, ' State Law Enforcement Division spokesman Thom Berry said.

York County K-9 officers were then called in to track McCall down. McCall shot and wounded the deputy, causing an even more intense manhunt, Faris said.

McCall was shot during the incident, taken into custody and brough to a nearby hospital, officials said.

According to WOSC TV's Mark Barber, who was reporting from the scene after the initial shooting, the four officers were shot by suspect Christian Thomas McCall.

It started after 10 p.m. when deputies were called to a home on Ferrier Lane, near York, for a domestic situation. The officer was transported by a fellow deputy in his patrol vehicle to Carolinas Medical Center. Randy Clinton who was chasing him with a police dog. A K-9 unit officer was struck. The Sheriff's Office did not say whether it had issues with McCall in the past.

"The sheriff's office can really use your prayers and your thoughts", York County Sheriff's spokesman Trent Faris said about the wounded officers.

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Roger Gilfillan says McCall lived with his wife and three children in a rural area outside York.

The sheriff says two hours later McCall ambushed York County Det.

As officers later searched some woods around 3:30am, deputies were met by a barrage of gunfire, and three deputies were hit.

Their condition at this time is unknown.

The extent of their injuries have not been released, nor have their names.

McCall's neighbor described him as a friendly man and said their street is typically quiet.

York County is located a few miles southwest of Charlotte.