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New Animal Service Officers hit the streets
Three new Beaufort County Animal Service Officers are now patrolling the unincorporated areas of the County. These men and woman conduct various jobs while on patrol from informing and educating the public on proper animal care and responsibility, investigating complaints and reports from the public and other agencies regarding stray, dangerous, unwanted or improperly controlled animals, rescue sick, injured or trapped animals, humanely and safely handle all animals including vicious or feral animals as well as many other duties. These new officers report directly to the Beaufort County Animal Shelter Director.

Sheriff’s Office investigating shooting
The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting incident that occurred Thursday, August 29. Deputies responded to the area of Saxonville Rd at 3 p.m. in reference to a reported gunshot victim. As deputies neared the area, they were flagged down by a subject advising the victim was located at 219 Ballpark Rd. Upon arrival, deputies located a 28-year-old male suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was immediately transported to Beaufort Memorial Hospital where he remains in undisclosed condition. Due to the victim’s extensive injuries, he able to provide only limited information regarding the shooting. Based on evidence and information provided by witnesses, investigators were able to determine that the shooting occurred outside the home at 79 Saxonville Rd. It is believed that the victim was shot as he got out of his vehicle. Following the shooting, the victim went to nearby homes to get help, eventually ending up at 219 Ballpark Road. Investigators have identified a person of interest in the shooting, and are actively following up on multiple leads. Anyone with information regarding this investigation and is asked to contact Investigator Cpl. J. Malphrus at 843-255-3426 or Crimestoppers.