Beaufort News

Man shot at migrant housing on St. Helena

A 42-year-old man was shot in the torso while walking outside a migrant-worker housing area Friday on St. Helena Island, and the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office is looking for the shooter.

The incident occurred at about 9 p.m. on Seaside Road. The victim told deputies he was grabbed from behind by an unknown man, who fired several rounds, one of which struck him. Witnesses said they saw three black men fleeing after the shots, but no further description was available, according to a Sheriff's Office news release.

The victim was taken to Beaufort Memorial Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries and was released.

Anyone with information should contact Investigator Cpl. A. Zsamar at 843-255- 3408 or the county dispatch at 843-524-2777.