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Beaufort County Sheriff's Office investigating armed robbery, shooting

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BLUFFTON, SC (WTOC) -

The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office is investigating an armed robbery and shooting incident that occurred in Bluffton on  Wednesday.

Sheriff's deputies responded to Coastal Carolina Hospital just before noon regarding the arrival of a gunshot victim.

The victim told deputies that he'd been robbed and shot by an unknown black male near the Tangar Outlers #2.

The victim said he had initially approached a group of three black males in a Bluffton gas station and asked them if they wanted to purchase counterfeit purses and clothing. The subjects asked the victim to follow them to a more secluded location to discuss the transaction.

The victim and his girlfriend followed the subjects to an area near the Tanger Outlets #2 and showed the subjects various items in the trunk.

One subject pulled out a handgun and shot the victim in the leg and stole the merchandise. All three subjects then fled the area in a light silver or gray colored older model Oldsmobile sedan.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Crimestoppers.

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