BEAUFORT COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Sunday afternoon shooting on St. Helena Island.

According to BCSO, deputies were called to the area of Harold Rivers Road around 4:20 p.m. for reports of gunfire.

Upon arrival, deputies learned a man had been shot several times by an unknown subject.

The victim was transported to Beaufort Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Witnesses say the subject fled in a vehicle.

CCSO said there is no description of the subject or vehicle involved at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact BCSO at 843-524-2777.  

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