The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office responded to two separate shooting incidents in northern Beaufort County Friday night that injured several area youths.
On Friday, May 12, 2023, at approximately 11:00 p.m., deputies were called to an address on Delaney Circle in Seabrook for a gunshot victim. They found a 19-year-old Beaufort teen suffering from gunshot wounds when they arrived. He was taken to Beaufort Memorial Hospital before being transferred to the Medical University of South Carolina for treatment.
Deputies learned that there was a large gathering of people at the home for a party when gunfire erupted. In addition to the gunshot victim, several vehicles were damaged by bullet impacts.
A short time after responding to the Delaney Circle shooting, at approximately 11:30 p.m., deputies were called to a home on Glaze Drive in Burton for what was reported to be a drive-by shooting.
A small gathering of youths, ages nine to 14, were hanging out in the carport area of a residence on Glaze Drive when a vehicle drove by and shot toward the home.
An 11-year-old Burton child sustained a single, non-life-threatening, gunshot wound. Another 13-year-old also sustained injuries during the mayhem however the injuries are not believed to be from gunfire. Both youths have been treated and released from Beaufort Memorial Hospital.
The home, as well as several vehicles, sustained impacts from the gunfire.
These events remain under investigation. Anyone with information about either of these investigations is encouraged to contact Sgt. D. Kline at 843-255-3430, or if wishing to remain anonymous and for a possible reward, Crime Stoppers of the Low Country at 843-554-1111.