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Caller jumped the gun reporting potential shooter

Posted: August 1, 2012 - 8:33am  |  Updated: August 1, 2012 - 10:07am

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A shopper jumped the gun Wednesday morning by calling authorities about someone firing a gun at an Evans shopping center.

The caller said someone was firing some type of handgun into the air at about 9 a.m. outside the Marshall’s store in Mullins Crossing, according to police scanner traffic.

Columbia County sheriff deputies at the scene said the sounds came from a construction worker using a nail gun. He was working on a column outside Ross’s, a store next door, and wasn’t threatening anyone.

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An shopper?

Duh ...

Barry Paschal


Fixed the typo. Thanks, grinder48.



Because nail guns totally sound like firearms.



Actually if it was a nail gun that uses .22 cartridges then yes they do sound like hand guns.