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Man shot outside Hilton Head club

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HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC (WTOC) -

A man was shot in the leg early Saturday morning and arrested in connection with his gun going off after a fight broke out at a bar.

Kevin Darel Ramsey, 27, was shot and later arrested on one count of discharging a firearm within town limits and charged with simple possession of marijuana after it was found on him at the hospital, according to Beaufort County Sheriff's Office.

Just before 3 a.m. Saturday, deputies responded to Simmons Fish Camp at 11 Simmons Rd. Several people and cars were leaving as deputies pulled up and several shell casings were found throughout the parking lot. Two vehicles were damage by gunshots gunfire.

Witnesses told deputies that a large fight broke out inside the bar and eventually spilled out into the parking lot. Several shots were reportedly fired, but witnesses said they didn't see any shooters, according to the sheriff's office.

Deputies were notified that a man was at the Hilton Head hospital with a gunshot in his leg. Investigators reviewed surveillance video from outside the club and saw Ramsey fire his gun, according to the sheriff's office. They believe he shot himself in the leg.

Ramsey told deputies that he'd been at Simmons Fish Camp when the fight started but said he was not involved. He told police he heard gunshots then realized he'd been shot in the leg and that a relative took him to the hospital.

No other parties have been identified in the shooting at this time.

Ramsey was treated and released for non-life-threatening injuries.

Anyone with information about the shooting can call CrimeStoppers or Investigator SSgt B. Chapman at 843.255.3417.

Stay anonymous, earn a reward: To report crime, citizens can call CrimeStoppers at 888.CRIME.SC (274-6372) or text the word TIPSC with a message to CRIMES (274637).

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