Beaufort News

Driver of truck shot in buttocks

A 39-year-old Hilton Head Island man suffered a superficial gunshot wound to the buttocks at about 3 a.m. Saturday.

Beaufort County sheriff's deputies went to Vanessa Lane after receiving a report of a gunshot victim, according to a news release. The victim said he was taking a friend home and had just turned from Dillon Road onto Wiley Road when multiple rounds were fired at his truck. Several shots penetrated the truck, and one struck him on the buttocks.

The passenger was unharmed.

After the shooting, the victim returned to his home on Vanessa Lane and called 911. He was taken to a hospital and treated and released.

There is no information about suspects.

Anyone with information should call Investigator Cpl. J. Garcia at 843-255-3412 or the Beaufort County Dispatch Center at 843-524-2777.

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