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President Trump, South Carolina Governor react to Florence officer shooting

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster reacts to the officer involved shooting in Florence where seven law enforcement officers were shot.

Columbia, SC (WLTX) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster took to Twitter Wednesday evening, asking for prayers from the public for the five law enforcement officers who were shot in Florence, SC.

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McMaster said that "The selfless acts of bravery from the men and women in law enforcement is real, just like the power of prayer is real."

President Donald Trump offered "thoughts and prayers" while praising the law enforcement officer.

Just after 6 p.m., an "active shooter incident" ended with three Florence County deputies and two Florence city police officers having been shot. Florence County Coroner Keith von Lutchken later told WBTW one of the officers had died. The extent of the other officers' injuries is not yet known.

According to WBTW, one person surrendered to deputies after talking to a negotiator and that another 20-year-old male inside the home was shot and taken to a nearby hospital.

Tributes to the Florence officers have been coming from other law enforcement agencies from around the state.

Richland County Sheriff's Department, which has been called in to investigate the incident, tweeted "Our prayers go to those law enforcement officers and their family, friends and respective departments."

Lexington Police and the Lexington County Sheriff's Department also expressed their support for the families involved.

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