A 24-year-old Pineland man was shot to death Friday by three masked intruders while he watched TV on the couch of his sister's apartment in Hardeeville, according to police. Joseph Kilpatrick was baby-sitting his sister's three children, between the ages of 4 and 10, when three men entered the residence at Jenny Greene apartments on Thatcher Road through a back door and shot Kilpatrick, Hardeeville police said in a news release.
Kilpatrick was pronounced dead at the scene. The three children were uninjured, police said.
No further description of the shooters was available and no motive has been determined.
Anyone with information should call Investigator Sgt. Alexis Webber at 843-226-0973 or Jasper County Dispatch at 843-784-6668.