A Bluffton man was injured in a drive-by shooting outside his home Wednesday evening, according to a Bluffton Police Department news release.
The 27-year-old man was shot in the lower leg outside his house in the 80 block of Shults Road, the release said. He was transported by EMS to a hospital for treatment.
Police received a call about 9:30 p.m. in regards to a shooting that occurred on Goethe Road. When officers found the victim, the man initially said he was injured while walking along Shults Road toward Goethe Road when a black car pulled alongside him and someone inside began to shoot.
Further investigation revealed the victim was on his porch when the vehicle, possibly a Mercedes-Benz, approached with its headlights off and a passenger started firing, the release said. Police believe shots were also fired at the vehicle from the porch or front yard, according to the release.
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Officers searched the home for other evidence of the shooting and discovered what they suspect to be cocaine. No drug charges have been filed, Capt. Angela McCall-Tanner said, but the investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information can contact Lt. Tony Charron of the Bluffton Police Department at (843) 706-4565 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC or sccrimestoppers.com.