WADMALAW ISLAND, S.C. (WCBD) – Authorities are investigating a deadly Thursday morning shooting on Wadmalaw Island.

Deputies with the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office responded to a home on Little Smith Road around 8:30 a.m.

Once at the scene, deputies said they found a man dead in the yard from an apparent gunshot wound.

Residents told deputies they heard gunshots the night before but did not report it at the time.

Detectives are investigating the death as a homicide.

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 843-202-1700 or Crime Stoppers of the Lowcountry at 843-554-1111.