BURTON, S.C. (WSAV) — A man was shot dead in Burton Wednesday night, according to the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO).
BCSO said deputies responded at 8:30 p.m. to a report of a gunshot victim on Lexxus Ln. near Milledge Village Rd.
At the scene, EMS paramedics attempted life-saving efforts and transported the wounded man to Beaufort Memorial Hospital. BCSO says he was pronounced dead a short time later.
Thursday morning BCSO identified the victim as Malcolm Donaldson, 52, of Burton.
According to BCSO, evidence found at the scene indicated more than one subject was likely involved in the shooting.
BCSO said the individuals involved in the shooting fled the scene prior to their arrival, but there does not seem to be a threat to the public.
A forensic autopsy is scheduled to be conducted on Friday.
Officials urged anyone with information to call 911 or Crime Stoppers of the Lowcountry at 843-554-1111.
Correction: In a previous version of this article, BCSO stated the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The article was corrected with the latest information released stating Donaldson was pronounced dead a short time after being transported.