By Stan Welch
A Williamston man was seriously wounded in a gunfight in Pelzer Sunday. Mitchell Ray Carroll, of 209 E. Carolina Street, was shot in the head and the right side of his chest in an extended exchange of gunfire along River Street in Pelzer. He remains in serious condition at a local hospital.
The husband of a witness to the shooting told The Journal that Carroll was inside the residence at 14 River Street when the shooting began and he fled in his gray Dodge Ram truck. The witness, who was on her front porch when the shooting broke out, dove to the floor and injured her back, which she had surgery on two years ago. She was not hit by any of the bullets that sprayed the area.