Beaufort Co. Sheriff’s Office investigating concern of possible shooting at weekend event

Beaufort Co. Sheriff’s Office investigating concern of possible shooting at weekend event
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BEAUFORT COUNTY, S.C. (WTOC) - The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a concern that there could be a possible shooting at a weekend event.

According to the sheriff’s office, a complainant reported that he/she was concerned there may be a shooting at the Heritage Days Celebration on St. Helena Island on Saturday, Nov. 9.

The three-day event, which begins Thursday, Nov. 7, celebrates the history of Penn Center, one of the first schools for former slaves and their descendents living in the Sea Island of South Carolina; as well as Gullah Geechee and West and Central African culture, according to the event’s website.

The annual celebration includes live cultural demonstrations, Gullah storytellers and re-enactors, music, a fish fry, crab crack and oyster roast and a parade.

Investigators are looking into the incident but have not found any substantiated evidence of any threat at this time.

The sheriff’s office says it will have increased presence throughout the event.

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