Community Response – Deputy Shooting

A deputy sheriff from Oconee County, Corporal Lucas Watts, was shot following a car chase. He is currently in stable but critical condition at PRISMA Greenville Memorial Hospital.

In response to this incident, the community has organized two prayer vigils today.

The first one is at 3 pm at the Earles Grove Baptist Church on SC Highway 59, Seneca. The second one is at 6 pm at the Shaver Recreation Complex on West South Fourth St., Seneca.

Ministers, law enforcement officials, first responders, and family members of Corporal Watts will be in attendance. The public is also invited to these vigils.