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Sheriff’s Office investigating shooting  

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is investigating shots fired at a home in Burton on November 25.

Just after 9 p.m. that Monday night, Sheriff’s deputies responded to the area of 29 Alexander Loop in reference to a report of shots fired. Upon arrival, deputies made contact with the residents of the home who advised that unknown person(s) had just fired multiple gunshots into the home.

Five victims (two females and three males) were inside at the time the shooting occurred. Several rounds entered the home, damaging exterior siding, walls, and shattering a glass door. No injuries were sustained as a result of the shooting.

The motive for the shooting remains undetermined. A witness reported seeing a black male in a white shirt running away from the home immediately after the shots were fired; however, no suspect(s) have been identified at this time.

The Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information to contact either Investigator Cpl. J. Malphrus at 843-255-3426 or Crimestoppers.

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