Beaufort County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating two shootings within a two hour time span on Saturday morning.
Shortly after 8:00 a.m., a resident discovered a man dead on the side of Billy Hill Road in Burton. Deputies responded to the area. They say residents in the Billy Hill Road area of Burton can expect an increased law enforcement presence over the next several hours. Release of the deceased man’s identity is pending next of kin notification by the Beaufort County Coroner’s Office.
According to the department, no connection has been made between this man’s death and the earlier shooting incident that left three men wounded on Bruce K. Smalls Drive in Grays Hill. Deputies arrived to that neighborhood around 6 a.m. Saturday morning. That shooting incident remains under investigation. Additional information regarding both investigations will be released when available.
Anyone with information on the circumstances surrounding the man’s death on Billy Hill Road in Burton or the shooting incident on Bruce K. Smalls Drive in Grays Hill is urged to call:
Sheriff’s Office Emergency Dispatch: 843-524-2777 or-
Crimestoppers: 1-888-CrimeSC if wishing to remain anonymous and for possible reward.