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Man injured in early morning shooting in Beaufort

On August 23, 2023, Beaufort Police, Port Royal Police, and the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office responded to a shooting that injured a 25-year-old Saint Helena Island man.

At approximately 8:13 a.m. the Beaufort County Communications Center received calls regarding shots fired and a possible gunshot victim from two different locations.

Beaufort Police Department was dispatched to 1294 Ribaut Road for a man who had been shot while the Port Royal Police Department was dispatched to Johnny Morral Circle for a call about a person who may have been shot in a vehicle.

When the Beaufort Police Department arrived at the Ribaut Road location, they found a man in his vehicle who had sustained injuries from gunfire.   He was transported to the Medical University of South Carolina and is in stable condition.

Port Royal Police located evidence of gunfire in the road on Johnny Morral Circle.  There were no victims located at that scene.

Preliminary information obtained by investigators is that the man was shot on Johnny Morral Circle before driving his vehicle to the Ribaut Road location.

It appears that this incident may have crossed jurisdictional boundaries between the municipalities of Beaufort and Port Royal.

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is working cooperatively with both agencies to investigate these events.

Anyone who may have information about these events is encouraged to contact SSgt. Duncan at 843-255-3418 or Crimestoppers of the Low County at 843-554-1111.