BEAUFORT CO., S.C. (WSAV) – The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) is investigating a shots fired incident on St. Helena Island late this morning.
At the scene near Folly Road, officials say a small amount of “what appears to be blood” was discovered, but no gunshot victim was found.
Just over an hour after the incident was reported, two adult male subjects at two different area hospitals were treated for what was described as minor gunshot wounds.
One subject was treated at Coastal Carolina Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the foot and the other at Beaufort Memorial Hospital with a gunshot wound to the thigh.
According to BCSO, both subjects have ties to Northern Beaufort County. They have not yet established whether the two wounded were involved in this morning’s Folly Road incident.
Both subjects are being interviewed by investigators.
Immediately following the gunshots this morning, witnesses reported a gold color Ford Taurus with the rear windshield smashed out sped away from the scene.
The vehicle was found just after 1:00 p.m. in the K-Mart Plaza in Beaufort. Officials believe this was the Ford Taurus witnesses reported.
Investigators are processing the vehicle for forensic evidence, as is a vehicle with multiple bullet holes found parked in a Folly Road yard near the incident location.
According to BCSO, “this remains a very active investigation.”
Anyone with information is urged to contact Sheriff’s Office Emergency Dispatch 9-1-1 or CrimeStoppers 1-888-CrimeSC if wishing to remain anonymous and for a possible reward.
News 3 will continue to follow this story.