BEAUFORT CO., SC (WTOC) - The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office is investigating after two separate shootings took place Monday night.
The first one happened at the Circle C Express on Trash Parkway in Sheldon. Deputies were dispatched to the store after reports that a victim was shot in the parking lot by subjects who were inside a vehicle. It was further reported that the subjects got away from the scene immediately after the shooting. They have not yet been identified or located, but deputies have secured the scene and there is no public safety threat.
Officials say the victim was transported to Beaufort Memorial by EMS for treatment.
Several hours later, deputies were dispatched to another report of a gunshot victim, this time on Delaney Circle in Seabrook. When they got there, they secured the scene and called EMS to respond and treat an adult male victim. Deputies spoke to the victim, who could provide no description of the suspect(s) or whether he, she, or they were on foot or in a vehicle.
Deputies found shell casings nearby in the roadway. The victim has since been transported to Beaufort Memorial for treatment.
"They're a few miles apart, within an hour of each other, so there's a real possibility they're connected," said Beaufort County Sheriff's Office Captain Bob Bromage.
Bromage added, "When I spoke to investigators this morning they were of course moving along in the investigation. And at this point they're not certain if it's a random or these people were actually targeted."
Anyone with information regarding either shooting is urged to contact Sheriff's Office Emergency Dispatch 911 or CrimeStoppers at 1.888.CrimeSC if wishing to remain anonymous and for possible reward.