On January 1, 2024, at approximately 9:38 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office received a call reporting gunfire in the area of Pulaski Drive, Burton. Within minutes, a second call was received from a nearby home on Castle Rock Road reporting a gunshot victim.
Deputies arrived at the Castle Rock Road residence and found a 14-year-old suffering from a gunshot wound. Life-saving measures were unsuccessful and he died at the scene.
Investigators learned that the teen was playing video games inside his home when gunfire erupted from the roadway striking the home and a vehicle parked in the driveway. Two other people were inside the residence when the shooting occurred and were not injured.
Anyone with information related to this incident is encouraged to call our non-emergency dispatch line at 843-524-2777, or if wishing to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers of the Lowcountry at 843-554-1110.