Two women and a man were treated for gunshot wounds following a shooting incident on St. Helena Island on Friday night.
Around 6:15 p.m., Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a shooting incident on White Road, St. Helena Island. Deputies arrived, secured the scene — the back porch and yard of a residence — then summoned for emergency medical services (EMS) to respond. EMS responded and transported the three adults—one man and two women—for treatment of their gunshot wounds.
Sheriff’s Office investigators and Crime Scene Unit personnel responded to the scene to interview witnesses and to search for forensic evidence. It was learned from witnesses that the subject responsible for the shooting was an African-American man wearing a ski-mask and dark clothing. It was also learned from witnesses that he fled the area on foot immediately following the shooting. The subject was not located.
The two wounded women were treated for their gunshot wounds at the Beaufort Memorial Hospital and later released, while the wounded man was flown to the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston and, as of Saturday morning, remains hospitalized.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about the shooting is encouraged to contact Staff Sergeant Todd Duncan at 843-255-3418 or Crimestoppers of the Lowcountry at 843-554-1111.