LCSO, WPD investigates shooting at Hillary Park in Walthourville - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

Walthourville shooting under investigation


The Liberty County Sheriff's Office and Walthourville Police Department are investigating after a man was shot at Hillary Park in Walthourville.

It happened shortly before 7 p.m. Tuesday. This makes the second shooting in a week in Walthourville.

Liberty County Sheriff's Office Detective Julie Hibbeler says that a 24-year-old Long County man was playing basketball in Hillary Park in Walthourville with friends when what appeared to be a Ford Escort drove by slowly, firing several gunshots at the group.

"At this time we don't know what lead to it, all we know at the moment is just that an innocent person was randomly shot," said Walthourville Police Chief Tracey McFadden.

The man was taken to the Liberty Regional Medical Center in Hinesville with non-life-threatening injuries. He is expected to survive.

Police are looking for a white Ford Escort that may have been involved in the crime.

Authorities are asking for the public's help with any information.

Copyright 2014 WTOC. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly