Man wounded in shooting at St. Helena gas station

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From staff reports

A wounded man remains hospitalized, as of press time, and the Beaufort County Sheriff Office (BCSO) is seeking an unidentified African-American man believed responsible following a shooting Friday, April 3 outside of the Tiger Express on Sea Island Parkway on St. Helena Island.   

At approximately 4:05 p.m., Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of an adult male gunshot victim. The wounded man was transported to Beaufort Memorial Hospital by emergency medical services for treatment, and later transported to the Medical University of South Carolina for more intensive treatment.

According to the BCSO, deputies at the scene learned that, after the shooting, and prior to their arrival, an unidentified African-American man, who is believed responsible for the shooting, left the area in a white Nissan sedan. In addition, video surveillance at the store captured footage of the incident, the subject and the white Nissan.

Sheriff’s Office investigators are asking for assistance from the public in identifying the subject. Anyone with information on the subject’s identity is asked to contact Sergeant DuHamel at 843-255-3430 or Crimestoppers of the Lowcountry at 843-554-1111, if wishing to remain anonymous and receive a possible reward.