One killed, two wounded in shooting

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A Seabrook man was killed and two others were wounded in a shooting in the early morning hours of Monday, Dec. 30 in Burton.

At approximately 1:50 a.m., Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded to a report of gunshot victims at a residence on Roberts Lane.

At the scene, three gunshot victims were identified: one man was deceased and two men were wounded. The scene was secured by deputies, while EMS transported the two wounded men. One man remains hospitalized, as of press time, while the other was treated and released.

The Beaufort County Coroner’s Office identified the deceased man as 26-year-old Medicus Watson of Seabrook. A forensic autopsy will be conducted at the Medical University of South Carolina on Friday, Jan. 3. As of press time, the scene is still active, as investigators continue to process for forensic evidence and interview witnesses.

The Sheriff’s Office said there does not appear to be a threat to the general public.