Police vehicle lit up during South Carolina active shooter incident

Media briefing: Suspect is deceased. Deputies not injured.

Several South Carolina law enforcement and public safety agencies responded to an active shooter situation Tuesday afternoon near the Berkeley County town of Huger, according to ABC 4 local news.

Update: Law enforcement officials said they shot and killed a man who fired a gun at deputies, according to local ABC 6 news.

The Berkeley County Sheriff tweeted the photo above after the incident was placed under control.

So far this year 46 law enforcement officers have been killed or wounded by gunfire, according to the Gun Violence Archive.

The FBI has pointed out some of the warning signs for spotting possible active shooters: A Study of Pre-Attack Behaviors of Active Shooters in the United States Between 2000 and 2013

Here are some "steps your organization should take to increase the chances that a planned active shooter or active killer attack will be averted," from campussafetymagazine.com.

The Department of Homeland Security also has an Active Shooter Preparedness page.

If you get caught in an active shooter situation, you should remember to" "RUN. HIDE. FIGHT." - according to Ready.gov.

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