BEAUFORT COUNTY, S.C. (WSAV) — UPDATE: Beaufort County deputies say a young woman has now died after being struck by a bullet fired into her Hilton Head Island home early Thursday morning.
Just after 4 a.m., the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) responded to a residence on Wild Horse Road for reports of a gunshot victim. Deputies say a 19-year-old woman was struck by a bullet that was fired into the residence from the driveway where she and two others were sleeping.
The victim has been identified Keyona Mervin, the Island Packet reports.
She was taken to a Savannah area hospital for treatment where she later died.
Investigators are seeking assistance from the Hilton Head Island community in reviewing residential and business security systems. Any businesses or homes along Gumtree Road, Wild Horse Road and Squire Pope Road with street-facing cameras are encouraged to review footage captured between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m. on Nov. 9, 2023.
Anyone who may have captured any suspicious activity or vehicles or who may have information about this case is encouraged to call BCSO’s non-emergency line at 843-524-2777, Investigator Angstadt at 843-255-3435 or Crime Stoppers of the Lowcountry at 843-554-1111.