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Child shot in arm after unknown male forces way into Hilton Head apartment, fires multiple shots

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The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting incident that occurred around 3:30 p.m. on Saturday inside of an apartment at the Hilton Head Gardens.

A woman in the apartment says an unknown African American male kicked in the front door of her apartment and fired multiple shots from what appeared to be a handgun. 

The woman's small child was in the home and was injured in the arm by the suspect. Immediately after the shooting, the subject fled from the apartment. It is not known in which direction he went. 

The male is still at large. There is no further description of the man as of yet. 

The child was flown to a hospital in Savannah for treatment of the gunshot wound.  The child's condition has been reported as stable.

Police say the scene is secured and there is no threat to the public. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff's Office Emergency Dispatch 911 or CrimeStoppers at 1.888.CrimeSC. CrimeStoppers callers remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.

We are awaiting additional information. 

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