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20th EMS Airman shot in Columbia, S.C.

Release Number: 110318

Airman 1st Class Anfernee Kirkland, a 22 year-old armament technician assigned to the 20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron was shot in Five Points in Columbia, South Carolina, March 18, 2018.

Kirkland has been released from the hospital and is recovering at his place of residence.

“Anfernee is a vital member of the 20th Equipment Maintenance Squadron and the Team Shaw family. His health and safety is our top priority and we are doing everything possible to make sure he receives the proper medical care and any other assistance he may need to successfully recover from this senseless act of violence,” said Lt Col. Casey Crabill, 20th EMS commander. “Our team is here to help him through this situation.”

Kirkland was an innocent victim of the violent crime.

Questions regarding the incident can be directed to 20th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Office at 20FWPublicAffairs@us.af.mil or 803-895-2019.