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Goose Creek cheerleader wounded by stray bullet during practice

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The victim told police she was at cheerleading practice earlier when she was shot in the wrist by an apparent stray bullet. The victim told police she was at cheerleading practice earlier when she was shot in the wrist by an apparent stray bullet.

The Berkeley County Sheriff's Office responded to a local hospital at about 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday evening for a report of a 14-year-old Goose Creek High School female being treated for a bullet wound.

The victim told police she was at cheerleading practice earlier when she was shot in the wrist by an apparent stray bullet. Her injuries were not life threatening and she was treated and released.

Deputies also responded to the scene of the shooting and processed the area for evidence. The investigation is continuing and the Sheriff's Office has instituted extra patrols of the area surrounding the school.

Sheriff Wayne DeWitt said "I'm thankful no one was seriously injured and I assure all parents and students in Berkeley County that the safety of our children is of utmost priority to this agency".

The following is the automated call made to the parents Tuesday:

"Good evening, Goose Creek and Sedgefield families:

This is Principal Jimmy Huskey from Goose Creek High School.  I would like to inform you of an incident this evening at Goose Creek High School.  A student was injured by a stray bullet believed to have been fired from an off-campus location.  The student has been treated and released from medical attention and is home with family.  The school and district are cooperating with law enforcement in the investigation of this incident to help ensure the safety of our students.   Goose Creek High School and its neighboring schools, Sedgefield Intermediate and Sedgefield Middle, will follow normal bell schedules on Wednesday.  Please be assured that the safety of our students is our highest priority.  Thank you for your support of our students and school community."

If anyone has any information that might be helpful in this investigation please contact Crimestoppers at 554-1111 or the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office at 843-719-4412.

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