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UPDATE: Police Search for Bluffton Shooting Victim

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BLUFFTON, S.C. -

 

UPDATE:  1/22/14

Bluffton Police say a warrant has been issued for Thomas Bush's arrest.

Investigators say during a search of the Shults Road home, a large quantity of what is believed to be cocaine was discovered.

Authorities have been unable to track Bush down since he was released from the hospital.

Bush, 27, is charged with Intent to Distribute Cocaine.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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Bluffton Police tell News 3 at approximately 9:30 P.M. Wednesday night officers received a call about a man with a gunshot wound on Geothe Road. Officers met with Thomas Morris Bush who reported he was walking along Shultz Road towards Goethe Road a black car pulled alongside him and someone inside started shooting at him. Mr. Bush received one gunshot to the lower leg and was transported by EMS for medical treatment.

Police say further investigation revealed the shooting happened in front of Mr. Bush's residence at 83 Shultz Road. The investigation indicates Mr. Bush was on the porch when a black vehicle, described as possibly a Mercedes, approached with its headlights turned off. When they reached Mr. Bush's residence an occupant on the passenger side of the vehicle began firing. Evidence at the scene indicates fire was returned from the porch or front yard.

A search inside of the residence for projectiles and other evidence led to the discovery of cocaine.

This investigation is on-going. If anyone has any information relevant to the events last night they are asked to please contact Lt. Tony Charron of the Bluffton Police Department at (843) 706-4565 or CrimeStoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC or sccrimestoppers.com.  Tips may also be sent via text message to: CRIME (274637) enter TIPSC and then your message.

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