Man shot, killed on St. Helena

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From staff reports

A man was found dead, an apparent victim of a gunshot, Wednesday night on St. Helena Island.

At approximately 9:50 p.m. Wednesday, June 10, Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a gunshot victim on Reunion Road on St. Helena Island. When deputies arrived, they located an adult male gunshot victim, later identified as 43-year-old Lawerence Burgess, unresponsive in the yard of a residence.

Emergency Medical Services responded and determined that Burgess was deceased.

Witnesses at the scene advised deputies that Lawerence Burgess was struck by bullets that were fired from a vehicle. Witnesses further advised that vehicles parked in the yard were also struck by bullets, before the vehicle drove off.

The incident is under investigation. 

Anyone who has information on the shooting incident is urged to contact Crimestoppers of the Lowcountry at 843-554-1111.