One dead, two injured in Saturday shootings in Beaufort County

Published: Nov. 18, 2023 at 10:11 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 20, 2023 at 5:19 PM EST
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BEAUFORT COUNTY, Sc. (WTOC) - One person is dead and two are injured after separate shootings in Beaufort County on Saturday.

The first shooting happened just before 2:00 a.m. on Saint Helena Island. The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office says shots were fired from a car driving around the 200 block of Ball Park Road.

When deputies arrived, they found two men with gunshot wounds. One of the victims - a 36-year-old man - died at the scene. The other victim was taken to the Medical University of South Carolina for treatment.

Deputies are also investigating a separate shooting in Burton. They were called to the Forest Fields subdivision around 9:20 p.m. for reports of gunfire. The sheriff’s office says someone shot at a house on the 30 block of Thoroughbred Circle from the roadway.

When they arrived, deputies found a 15-year-old girl in the house with a gunshot wound to her leg. They say several others were inside the home at the time and were not injured.

“She was inside the home along with several others. The shots came from the roadway. There were several, multiple shots fired, a volley if I can describe it as that. The house sustained a significant amount of damage,” Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Angela Viens said.

As the investigations into both shootings continue, Viens is asking anyone who might have any information to please come forward.

“Especially now, when people all have some type of doorbell camera, or may have exterior surveillance. If they have anything that they think may be worthy, or even question whether or not it could be worthy, please reach out to an investigator here at the sheriff’s office,” Viens said.

If you have information about either incident, call the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office at 843-524-7777, or call Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111.