South Carolina police investigate officer shooting of driver

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The State Law Enforcement Division in South Carolina is investigating the shooting of a suspect by a police officer in a Columbia suburb.

The shooting was reported around 1:30 a.m. Thursday in Forest Acres.

SLED spokesman Thom Berry told local news outlets a Forest Acres police officer was called to investigate a noise complaint and found a person in a vehicle. Berry says the driver tried to strike the officer with the vehicle and the officer fired as the vehicle sped away.

Forest Acres Police chased the vehicle which crashed at a nearby credit union.

The driver of the vehicle suffered a gunshot wound and has been taken to a hospital. There's no word on the driver's condition. The officer was not hurt.

The race of those involved wasn't immediately available.