At 3:45 pm on Monday, Lawrence County Dispatch received a report of a male subject in the 200 block of South Free Street in Portia brandishing and firing a weapon.

Lawrence County Sheriff’s Deputies, assisted by Black Rock Police responded to the area. Officers arriving on scene stated they were in a standoff with the unidentified suspect.

Shortly after 4pm an ambulance was requested to respond to the scene for a gunshot wound. The victim was said to be in a shed in the backyard of a residence.

Officers are still on scene, we will update information as it is released by authorities.

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