Beaufort Co. Sheriff’s Office investigating shooting on Hilton Head Island

Published: Sep. 20, 2022 at 9:33 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 21, 2022 at 6:16 PM EDT
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HILTON HEAD ISLAND, Sc. (WTOC) - Law enforcement in Beaufort County are investigating the double shooting that happened Tuesday night on Hilton Head.

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s office says a 23-year-old man was shot three times and an 18-year-old man also with gunshot wounds are both stable after being brought to Savannah’s Memorial Hospital.

It happened on Muddy Creek Road, down at the intersection. Law enforcement says deputies found the 23-year-old lying in the road next to a car, but they only connected the 18-year-old to the shooting later when he showed up at the hospital.

“The second victim didn’t provide any statements at the hospital, so we’re not sure what his location was when he was shot… if he was inside of the car or outside of the car,” said Maj. Angela Viens, the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office PIO.

The investigation into what happened Tuesday is ongoing, and seemingly so is the gun violence in this area.

Sheriff’s office reports from Muddy Creek, show there’s now been six different shootings here over the last seven years. Those have resulted in at least ten people shot with three of them turning fatal.

Those shootings include:

  • October 22, 2015 - one man murdered on Snider Walk, a side road off of Muddy Creek
  • March 19, 2017 - one person shot in the leg while walking on Muddy Creek Road
  • April 2, 2017 - two men murdered at 54 Muddy Creek Road
  • May 16, 2020 - one person shot at intersection of Muddy Creek and Spanish Wells
  • August 26, 2020 - three people shot at property at the intersection of Muddy Creek and Spanish Wells Road
  • September 20, 2022 - two people shot, both currently hospitalized

WTOC spoke with one person who says he’s been living in this neighborhood since the 70s and he feels more safe now than he has in the past.

The Sheriff’s office says there doesn’t seem to be a connection between Tuesday’s shooting and the ones from previous years.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office Non-Emergency Dispatch at 843-524-2777 or Crime Stoppers of the Lowcountry at 843-554-1111.