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Sheriff’s Office looking for shooting suspect

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting incident that left one man injured on St. Helena on Thursday, April 11.

Just before 10 p.m., sheriff’s deputies responded to a home on Saxonville Road in reference to a reported gunshot victim. Upon arrival, they made contact with a 40-year old male suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg. The victim advised that the shooting occurred outside a home on Shiney Rd. The victim had been standing outside the residence, visiting with several other individuals, when a male subject suddenly approached and began shooting at him. After firing several rounds, one of which struck the victim in the leg, the suspect was seen fleeing the area on foot.

Realizing that he had been shot, the victim got into his car and called 911 as he drove to his Saxonville Rd home. The victim advised that he believed the shooting may have been related to an on-going dispute he’d been having with an acquaintance over money.

The victim was transported to Beaufort Memorial Hospital where he was treated and released for non-life threatening injury. At this time, no suspect has been positively identified.

The Sheriff’s Office encourages anyone with information to contact either Investigator Cpl. L. Resto at 843-255-3510 or Crimestoppers.

PALS offers course on lifeguarding at pool

Beaufort County Parks and Leisure Services (PALS) will hold an American Red Cross Lifeguarding Course at the Charles “Lind” Brown Outdoor Swimming Pool, 1710 Green Street, Beaufort, SC, 29902.

Participants must be 15 years of age by the last day of the course and take a pre-requisite swim assessment before being accepted into the class. One must be able to swim 300 yards continuously using the front crawl and breaststroke. Swim 20 yards, retrieve a 10-pound object from the bottom of the pool, swim 20 yards with the object and exit the pool without using the steps within 1 minute and 40 seconds, and tread water with no hands for 2 minutes.

The prerequisite swim assessment will take place Thursday, May 2, from 3 to 6 p.m., at the Beaufort Indoor Swimming Pool, 35 Youmans Drive, Beaufort. Only the first 12 participants who pass the prerequisite swim assessment and pay will be eligible for entry into each class.

For more information, visit www.bcgov.net/PALS or call Anny Binette at 843-255-6795.

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