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2 charged in shoot-out at Hilton Head apartment

A 24-year-old man found with a gunshot wound near the scene of a Hilton Head Island shooting last week has been charged with instigating the gun battle, according to the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office. And a man who returned fire has also been charged.

Investigators say Joshua Gongora shot into a Cordillo Courts apartment from the complex’s parking lot.

Gongora was uncooperative with investigators when he was found at the nearby Springwood Villas with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the torso, said Sgt. Robin McIntosh.

A man who returned gunshots from the balcony of the Cordillo Courts apartment complex has also been charged. James Mimnaugh, 22, has been arrested with possession of a sawed-off shotgun, which he allegedly used to shoot back at Gongora, striking him.

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