2 men shot in Beaufort County; lockdown lifted at nearby schools

Crime & Safety

BURTON, S.C. (WSAV) – Beaufort County deputies are searching for subjects involved in a shooting that prompted a modified lockdown for two Lowcountry schools Thursday afternoon.

According to the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO), shortly after 3 p.m. deputies responded to a shooting on Jennings Road with two gunshot victims identified only as men.

They were taken to Beaufort Memorial Hospital but information details on the extent of their injuries have not been released.

Battery Creek High School and Robert Smalls International Academy were put on lockdown as a precaution. Early on, BCSO assured, “students at both schools are safe.”

The sheriff’s office secured the shooting scene and K-9 units were deployed to help find those involved in the shooting.

Around 4:30 p.m. the lockdown was lifted. BCSO says law enforcement will remain in the Jennings Road area for a few hours.

Anyone with information on the shooting is encouraged to call Sheriff’s Office Dispatch at 843-524-2777 or Crimestoppers of the Lowcountry at 843-554-1111, if wishing to remain anonymous and for possible reward.

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