Update: Burton shooting involving child believed accidental

BEAUFORT, S.C. (WSAV) — The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) reports that the shooting incident on Noye Wiggens Drive in Burton last night appears to have been accidental.

A small child was wounded during the incident and is currently being hospitalized at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Officials say she is recovering.

BCSO investigators collected evidence and interviewed witnesses last night. Additional interviews were conducted today.

The circumstances surrounding the incident remain under investigation, but there is no indication that foul play was involved. No charges have been made.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is encouraged to contact Sergeant Jason Malphrus at 843-255-342


BEAUFORT, S.C. (WSAV) — The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) is investigating a shooting incident that occurred earlier this evening at a residence on Noye Wiggins Drive in Burton.

A small child sustained a gunshot wound during the incident and was transported to the Beaufort Memorial Hospital for treatment by family members.

The child has since been flown to the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston for further treatment.

The Sheriff’s Office is currently on-scene investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting. There is no subject at large or public safety threat.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Sergeant Jason Malphrus at 843-255-3426.

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