Milledge Village shooting under investigation

emoody@beaufortgazette.comMay 28, 2014 

A man was shot while standing in the front yard of a home on Milledge Village Road in Burton on Wednesday night, according to the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office.

The man, who was in his 20s, was shot in the side and taken to Beaufort Memorial Hospital for treatment. His condition was not known Wednesday night, and the Sheriff's Office was withholding identification until next-of-kin could be notified.

The shooting occurred shortly after 7:30 p.m., according to the Sheriff's Office. It was not immediately clear Wednesday night where the shots came from or what the motive for the shooting was.

The victim was awake and alert when transported from the scene, and deputies hoped to learn more when they could speak with him.

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