Victim identified in fatal Bluffton shooting

Victim identified in fatal Bluffton shooting

BLUFFTON, SC (WTOC) - The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred near the basketball courts in University Park in Bluffton.

At approximately 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, Sheriff's Office Emergency Dispatch received a report of a gunshot victim. Deputies and Emergency Medical Services responded to the call and discovered 17-year-old Shawntrey Nelson of Beaufort with a gunshot wound to the chest. He was transported to Coastal Carolina Medical Center for treatment and pronounced dead a short time later.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911 immediately.

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