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1 shot, 2 arrested in Jasper Co. shooting

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JASPER CO., SC (WTOC) -

An Atlanta man was wounded in what authorities believe to be a narcotic transaction that went bad Monday evening. 

Deputies from Jasper County Sheriff's Office responded to Gillison Branch Road and Fire Tower Road in reference to a man being shot.

Upon arrival an officer met and interviewed a 46-year-old black male from Atlanta. He informed deputies that he and his acquaintance was traveling from Atlanta to Savannah, when they ended up in Jasper County.

After further investigation investigators determined that the initial story about getting lost was fabricated.

The 47-year-old acquaintance, who is also from Atlanta, was located at a residence off of Gillison Branch Road suffering from a gunshot wound to the right bicep area.

During the investigation of the crime scene, investigators came in contact with a large sum of compressed green leafy substance believe to be marijuana.

The shooting incident is still under investigation. Both men have been arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

The names of the individual in this case are being withheld pending the outcome of the investigation of this case.

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