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Teen charged in Grays Hill graduation party shooting

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This morning, Sheriff’s Office investigators arrested 17-year-old Zayvion Moon of Burton for two counts of Attempted Murder and one count of Possession of a Weapon during the Commission of a Violent Crime in the June 16, 2021 graduation party shooting at the Grays Hill Community Center.


At approximately 11:45 p.m. on June 16, 2021, Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of shots fired at a graduation party at the Grays Hill Community Center on Bruce K. Smalls Drive in Grays Hill. 

As responding deputies approached, they observed two vehicles leaving the area. While some deputies proceeded to the scene, other deputies followed the vehicles to the Beaufort Memorial Hospital (BMH), where they learned that two of the vehicles’ occupants were gunshot victims: one adult male and one juvenile female.

The juvenile female sustained minor wounds and was treated at BMH, while the male, who sustained serious wounds, was transferred to the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). 

Deputies at the scene interviewed witnesses, who advised that the two victims were shot inside the community center during the party. 

A short time later, investigators arrived to continue witness interviews and process the scene for forensic evidence. Inside the community center, investigators recovered several cartridge casings.

Over the past several days, through numerous interviews of witnesses, investigators identified the subject responsible for the community center shooting as 17-year-old Zayvion Moon of Burton. 

Investigators met with a Beaufort County magistrate and obtained warrants for the arrest of Moon for two counts of Attempted Murder and one count of Possession of a Weapon during the Commission of a Violent Crime.  


 This morning, Zayvion Moon turned himself in to Sheriff’s Office investigators at the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Center in Beaufort, where he was arrested on the three warrants for the Grays Hill Community Center shooting.

Moon was transported to the Beaufort County Detention Center and incarcerated. He has yet to receive a bond hearing. 

As of the time of this advisory, the wounded man remains hospitalized at MUSC. 

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