Authorities: Aiken County deputies shoot man with machete

AIKEN, S.C. (AP) - Authorities say Aiken County deputies have shot a man with a machete who also said he had a gun before moving toward the officers.

Aiken County Sheriff's spokesman Stephen Shunn said in a news release that the deputies were responding to call about a man standing in a residential street in Clearwater with a gun around midnight Saturday.

Shunn says the deputies ordered him to drop the knife, but instead he started moving toward the officers and they fired.

Shunn says the man was shot twice and was taken to the hospital. His condition has not been released.

The sheriff's office also did not release the names of the deputies or the man shot.

The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating the shooting.

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