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Police investigate Dale carjacking incident

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DALE, SC (WTOC) -

The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office is investigating a carjacking incident that took place outside a Kinloch Road home early Saturday morning.

Deputies responded to Kinloch Road just after 1 a.m. in reference to a report of shots fired. When deputies arrived, they met with a 40-year-old male who reported that he had been shot at and had his car stolen by two unknown black males.

The victim told deputies that he was driving to his girlfriends house on Kinloch Road when he noticed a large tree branch lying in the driveway. When he got out of the car to move the branch, he heard a man's voice from the nearby woods. He then noticed two men coming out of the woods, one armed with a handgun and the other with a shotgun. The victim then dropped the branch and ran to his girlfriend's home, leaving his vehicle running in the driveway.

As the victim was running, he heard shots being fired behind him. The victim made it into the home uninjured. It was then discovered that several of the rounds entered the girlfriend's home and vehicle as a result of the gunfire.

When the shooting stopped, the victim went back outside and found that his vehicle was gone. Authorities later recovered the victim's vehicle, a blue 2013 Dodge Challenger, late Saturday afternoon when it was reported abandoned off of nearby Stroban Road. The vehicle was left undamaged.

The suspects are described as black males dressed in dark clothing. One man was wearing a hooded sweatshirt and the other had long hair. Authorities have not determined a motive for the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Investigator SSgt. J. Fraser at 843.255.3416, Crimestoppers at 1.888.CRIME.SC (274.6372) or text the word TIPSC with a message to CRIMES (274637).

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