BURTON, S.C. (WSAV) — A woman was shot and a man suffered smoke-related injuries in a home invasion in Burton Friday night.
According to the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO), two suspects kicked down the home’s door, fired several shots and poured flammable liquid inside the mobile home. Then they set the house on fire.
The Burton Fire District says the fire was set on the Milledge Village Road home around 10 p.m.
BCSO says the two victims escaped out of a window and were transported to Beaufort Memorial Hospital. The woman was treated for her gunshot wound but the man remains hospitalized after suffering smoke inhalation.
A kitten was also rescued from the home. It was unconscious but regained it after firefighters gave it oxygen. The kitten was transported to a local veterinarian.
BCSO says two men are suspects. One is described as a thin African-American man wearing a mask and police gave no description for the other man.
Police ask anyone with information to call Sgt. Dario Sosa at 843-255-3435 or Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111.
The Red Cross says it’s providing the two victims with money for food, clothing, shelter and referrals for additional resources.