MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (WCBD) – Berkeley County deputies and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division are investigating after a teenager was injured and a man found dead in Moncks Corner Thursday morning.
According to the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were responding to a call of an injured teenager at a hospital in Berkeley County.
“During the investigation into how the teenager was injured, deputies received information that there was another injured party that was at another location,” BCSO said in a release.
Deputies were responding to a location on Black Tom Road to look for a second victim when they found a shed “that appeared to be set on fire.”
Inside the shed, deputies found the second victim who was deceased.
The Berkeley County Coroner identified the deceased as Rayvonta Deas (24) of North Charleston. An autopsy will take place at MUSC.
Neighbors in the community are in shock about the news. They say that the area is usually quiet and news of a crime is not normal.
“The majority of Black Tom Road are family members,” said Sylvia Simmons. “It was very upsetting and disturbing.”
Simmons has lived on Black Tom Road for several years and says her family is questioning their safety.
“It makes me numb. We just want to live peacefully in a loving community,” said Simmons.