Published On: Fri, Sep 18th, 2015

Two wounded in Burton Wells shootout

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BURTON WELLS – The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting incident aboout 8:30 p.m. Thursday that injured two men. The two victims reported a confrontation with three unidentified people, one of whom fired a weapon several times. The suspects fled and the victims drove themselves to the hospital for treatment. From statements gathered by the BCSO, the two victims were leaving Burton Wells Park when they observed four black men in a gray mid-size sedan. They allegedly exited their vehicle and were fired upon by the subjects in the gray sedan. Investigators located over 25 shell casings of several different caliber ammunition in the area of Burton Wells and Pine Grove Road. The motive and identities are still under investigation, although potential persons of interest have been identified.   One victim is still being treated, while the other has been treated and released.

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