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Information sought in early Sunday morning shooting in Okatie


Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office investigators are working to generate leads in the investigation of a Sunday morning shooting in Okatie.

Shortly after 2 a.m. on Sunday, August 20, 2023, deputies responded to 10 Barrel Landing Road in Okatie for the report of shots fired. Once on scene, deputies learned a private event was being held at the location when a large argument broke out inside the building. The argument then continued outside in the parking lot where witnesses soon reported hearing multiple shots fired. 

Deputies quickly received information regarding three gunshot victims: two females and one male. One victim was driven to Tidewatch Emergency Department. Another victim was driven to Coastal Carolina Hospital. The third was located at a nearby gas station. All victims were transported to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah for treatment of their injuries. 

As of this morning, Monday, August 21, 2023, investigators reported all victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries and that one of the female victims was treated and released. The second female and male victim remain in stable condition.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Staff Sergeant Angstadt at 843-255-3435, the Sheriff’s Office non-emergency dispatch line at 843-524-2777 or Crime Stoppers of the Lowcountry at 843-554-1111 if wishing to remain anonymous.