UPDATE: Two released, one remains hospitalized, subject still at large in Friday night St. Helena Island shooting

Crime & Safety

ST. HELENA ISLAND, S.C. (WSAV) – UPDATE: News 3 has learned new details relating to a shooting that happened Friday on St. Helena Island.

At around 6:15 p.m. Friday, Beaufort County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a shooting on White Road that left three adults, one man and two women, injured. EMS took the victims to the hospital for treatment.

After conducting witness interviews and investigating, officials learned the shooting suspect was a black male wearing a ski-mask and dark clothing. Witnesses said he fled the scene on foot immediately after the shooting. He has not been identified or located.

The two women who were wounded were treated for gunshot wounds at Beaufort Memorial Hospital and have been released.

The male victim was flown to the Medical University of South Carolina and remains hospitalized as of Saturday morning. His condition is unknown.

This incident is under investigation. Anyone with information about the shooting or the suspect is asked to call Staff Sergeant Todd Duncan at 843-255-3418 or Crimestoppers of the Lowcountry at 843-554-1111.


ST. HELENA ISLAND, S.C. (WSAV) – Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that left three wounded on St. Helena Island.

Sheriff’s deputies and EMS responded to a report of a shooting incident with three adults injured on White Road, St. Helena Island. Three adults were shot and taken to the hospital for treatment.

The victims’ conditions are unknown.

A suspect or suspects have not been located. Sheriff’s officials said residents in the area of White Road should expect a heavy law enforcement presence Friday night and are asking people to avoid the area if possible.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 843-524-2777 or Crimestoppers of the Lowcountry at 843-554-1111.

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