Police seek information on Burton shooting

From staff reports

Investigators from the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office are seeking information on a shooting at a party in Burton that injured two, including a juvenile male, Saturday, March 12.

Deputies were called to a residence in the Green Acres neighborhood shortly before midnight by the report of multiple gunshot victims. Upon their arrival, they encountered two victims suffering from gunshot wounds; a juvenile male and an adult male.

Both victims were transported to Beaufort Memorial Hospital. The juvenile was treated and released. The adult was subsequently flown to the Medical University of South Carolina for treatment and remains hospitalized there.

The Sheriff’s Office stated that a suspect has not yet been identified.

The shooting is the third such incident in Burton in recent weeks. Deputies are searching for Daniel Adame-Guatemala, 22, after he allegedly shot and killed his stepfather, 29-year-old Christian Hernandez on Feb. 24 in the Goodwin Mobile Home Park. Adame-Guatemala is considered armed and dangerous.

Steven Whitlock, 55, of Burton was gunned down in his yard on Franklin Drive, March 5. While his death was investigated as suspicious, the cause was not discovered until two days later as pathologists conducted a forensic autopsy. A suspect has not been identified in that shooting.

Anyone with information regarding the March 12 incident is encouraged to contact Sgt. James Tunis at 843-255-3426 or Crime Stoppers of the Lowcountry at 843-554-1111, if wishing to remain anonymous and for possible reward.

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