UPDATE: Coroner identifies victim of shooting at Bluffton church parking lot

Crime & Safety

BLUFFTON, S.C. (WSAV) – Authorities have identified a young man who died Monday in a shooting outside of a Bluffton church.

According to Beaufort County Coroner Ed Allen, the victim has been identified as 18-year-old Trey Blackshear.

He was found dead around 2:20 p.m. at the Lord Lutheran Church parking lot, located off of Buckwalter Parkway.

Bluffton Police say they’re searching for two suspects who ran from the scene before officers arrived. A description of the suspects was not immediately available.

“There is no reason to believe there is a threat to the general public,” Bluffton Police said, adding that they don’t believe the victim or suspects had any connection to the church.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call the Bluffton Police Department Tip Line at 843-706-4560 or CrimeStoppers at 843-554-1111.

Allen tells News 3 an autopsy will be performed Friday morning.

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