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Authorities investigate shooting incident on St. Helena


The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office is investigating at shooting incident that took place at a St. Helena home late Wednesday night.

Deputies responded to the residence on Shiney Rd. at approximately 11:30 p.m. in reference to a report of shots fired. When they arrived, deputies met with the 40-year-old female homeowner and her 14-year-old son. They reported that an unknown person(s) had fired shots into their home from outside.

The complainant told police she was lying in bed when she heard gunshots entering her home. She said she dropped to the floor and crawled out to find her son, who was in his bedroom. After determining that no one was injured, they discovered numerous holes in the exterior wall of the home's living room, and that several projectiles had penetrated the wall and were embedded in a couch.

The victims were unable to provide a description of the suspect. The juvenile victim did tell police that he was recently involved in a physical altercation with another juvenile subject, who did make threats to shoot the victim. There were no injuries reported as a result of the shooting. The home sustained approximately $1,300 in estimated damages.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Investigator SSgt. J. Fraser at 843.255.3416, Crimestoppers at 1.888.CRIME.SC, or text CRIMES (274637).

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