The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that happened around 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 19, at Hilton Head Gardens that wounded a child.
The Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the shooting that occurred at approximately 3:30 p.m. on Saturday afternoon inside of an apartment at the Hilton Head Gardens. A woman reported an unknown African American man kicked in the door of her apartment, entered and fired multiple shots from what appeared to be a handgun. The woman’s small child, who was inside the apartment, sustained a single gunshot wound to the arm.
Immediately after the shooting, the subject fled from the apartment and is still at large. There is not yet a description of the subject. The child was flown to Savannah Memorial Hospital and is being treated for the gunshot wound. The child’s condition has been reported as stable. Sheriff’s Office investigators are interviewing witnesses, processing the crime scene and collecting evidence.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call Sheriff’s Office Emergency Dispatch 9-1-1 or CrimeStoppers 1-888-CrimeSC if wishing to remain anonymous and for possible reward. Additional information will be released when available.