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Police identify suspect in Hilton Head shooting

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Dayne Edward Wright (Source: Beaufort Co. Sheriff's Office) Dayne Edward Wright (Source: Beaufort Co. Sheriff's Office)

Beaufort County Sheriff's Office investigators have identified a suspect in shooting that took place at a Hilton Head apartment complex on Feb. 17.

Dayne Edward Wright, 25, of Ridgeland, is wanted on one count of attempted murder and one count of possession of a firearm during commission of a violent crime in connection with the shooting at Hilton Head Gardens that injured a 31-year-old Hardeeville man.

At approximately 4:30 p.m. Sunday, authorities responded to the apartments in reference to multiple reports of shots fired near a pond in the complex. Deputies were also notified that a gunshot victim had arrived at the Hilton Head Hospital emergency room while they were en route to the apartment complex.

Deputies then arrived at the hospital and made contact with the shooting victim, who was being treated for multiple gunshot wounds. He told authorities that he and a friend had gone to the apartments to visit an unidentified female. While the two men were walking through the complex, they heard gunshots behind them.

The victim was shot several times. His friend was uninjured during the shooting and transported the victim to the hospital. The victim has been transferred to Savannah for continuing medical treatment. He remains in stable condition.

Investigators have learned that a long-standing feud between the victim and Wright may have fueled the shooting incident.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Wright is asked to contact Investigator Sgt. L. Albertin at 843.255.3413 or Crimestoppers at 1.888.CRIME.SC. According to authorities, Wright's last know address is 329 Cottage Farm Rd. in Ridgeland. He is also known to frequent the Hilton Head Gardens area. 

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