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WINNSBORO, S.C. (AP) — Fairfield County deputies are looking for a Winnsboro police officer they say shot and wounded his estranged wife.

Deputies say the shooting happened around 10 p.m. Sunday in Winnsboro. Deputies think the officer was traveling in a Winnsboro Public Safety Department car.

Chief Deputy Keith Lewis says the officer shot his wife from his vehicle as she stood on the sidewalk. Lewis says the couple’s children saw the shooting and are being cared for by relatives.

Lewis says the woman is in stable condition.

The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating.

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