UPDATE: Police arrest suspect, 4 injured in separate shootings over July 4th weekend on Hilton Head Island

Crime & Safety

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (WSAV) — Two separate shootings over the weekend on Hilton Head Island left four wounded.

One shooting occurred at the Hilton Head Gardens apartment complex and the other at the Oaks apartments.

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) have arrested Francisco Cortes, 27, in the shooting at the Oaks apartments. Police said Cortes was found in Jasper County and is currently booked in the county’s detention center. BSCO said Cortes fled the scene.

Francico Cortes, 27, suspected of a shooting at the Hilton Head Gardens apartment complex Monday morning. Image provided by the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office.

BCSO charged Cortes with two counts of Attempted Murder, two counts of Discharging a Firearm into a Dwelling, one count of Possession of a Weapon during the Commission of a Violent Crime and one count of Unlawful Carrying of a Pistol.

The shooting occurred around 4 a.m Monday and left one man and one woman injured. The two wounded were transferred to the Savannah Memorial Hospital and later released, according to BCSO.

Another shooting Friday night at the Hilton Head Gardens also left a man and woman injured. Both victims were also transported to the Savannah Memorial Hospital and were later released.

No suspects were identified but BCSO said the shooting occurred around 10 p.m.

Anyone with information is asked to call Sheriff’s Office Dispatch at 843-524-2777, Corporal Andrew Calore at 843-255-3411 or Crime Stoppers of the Lowcountry at 843-554-1111. Tipsters may remain anonymous.

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