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Gate runner shot, injured after attempting to illegally enter Shaw AFB

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  • 20th Fighter Wing

An Airman assigned to the 20th Security Forces Squadron shot and injured an individual attempting to illegally gain access to Shaw Air Force base at approximately 1:30 p.m. Dec. 23.

The injured individual was transferred to a nearby medical facility to receive treatment.

"Our security forces personnel are trained to respond to a variety of situations to ensure the safety of our personnel and assets," said Col. Kristoffer Smith, 20th Fighter Wing commander.

A joint investigation is ongoing by the 20th Security Forces Squadron in collaboration with local and federal authorities. More information will be released as it becomes available. Please contact 20th Fighter Wing Public Affairs at with questions.