Ammo in toaster sparks fire at Greenwood senior home


GREENWOOD (AP) - Police responding to a fire alarm and the sound of gunshots at a South Carolina assisted living facility said a resident had placed several rounds of ammunition in a toaster.

The ammunition discharged on Sunday night, making employees think a shooter was on the property, police in Greenwood said. Greenwood is about 70 miles northwest of Columbia.

A small fire in the resident's room was extinguished. The resident was found unconscious and taken to the hospital to be treated for apparent smoke inhalation. No other injuries were reported, police said.

Police did not say why they think the ammunition was in the toaster.