Suspect in Lady’s Island shooting surrenders to police

By Tony Kukulich

A juvenile male believed to have been involved in a shooting on Lady’s Island turned himself into police within a few hours of the Friday night incident.

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office reported that a man was shot at least twice in his lower extremities around 8:20 p.m. in what was described as a targeted shooting. Maj. Robert Bromage of the Sheriff’s Office said that the suspect and victim were known to one another. He added that the victim was transported to the Medical University of South Carolina for treatment of his wounds. His current condition is not known.

The incident occurred in the parking lot of the Food Lion supermarket. The suspect fled into the grocery store and out the back door after the shooting.

Deputies and members of the SWAT searched the area for the male suspect, but he was not located. The public was advised to avoid the area while the search was under way, and police stated they did not know if the suspect posed a threat to the general public.

Shortly before 10 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office reported that the suspect had turned himself in at the Beaufort County Law Enforcement Center where he was taken into custody by deputies. The identity of the suspect was not released due to his age.

Tony Kukulich is a recent transplant to the Lowcountry. A native of Wilmington, Del., he comes to The Island News from the San Francisco Bay Area where he spent seven years as a reporter and photographer for several publications. He can be reached at tony.theislandnews@gmail.com.

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