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3 people hospitalized after shooting at Hardeeville intersection, officials say

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Two people were shot and another was injured in an incident Tuesday night in Hardeeville, according to a City of Hardeeville news release.

The shooting occurred about 8:30 p.m. at the intersection of U.S. 17 and Church Road near the railroad crossing and police were on the scene more than three hours later, the release said.

One person was shot in the leg and back and a second person was shot in the abdomen, the release said. The third person sustained a hip injury when they were running away from the scene.

All three people were sent to separate hospitals for treatment.

Both the Hardeeville Police Department and the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the shooting.

A call to the Hardeeville Police Department on Wednesday morning was not immediately returned.

This story will be updated when more information becomes available.

Lana Ferguson has covered crime, police, and other news for The Island Packet & Beaufort Gazette since June 2018. Before coming to the Lowcountry, she worked for publications in her home state of Virginia and graduated from the University of Mississippi, where she was editor of the college’s daily newspaper.
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