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One man hospitalized after Friday afternoon shooting in Bluffton, police say

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One man was injured in a shooting Friday in Bluffton, according to Bluffton Police Department Capt. Joe Babkiewicz.

The shooting happened just before 4 p.m. on Brendan Lane, a few blocks from Old Town Bluffton.

The man with a gunshot wound was transported to Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah by ambulance, Babkiewicz said Saturday.

“We don’t know the extent of his injuries,” he said.

According to a Friday evening news release, police determined there was no threat to the public following the shooting.

Babkiewicz said the shooting was “not a random act,” and the public “was not in jeopardy.”

The Bluffton Police Department is “following up on some leads” relating to the shooting, he said Saturday.

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Katherine Kokal moved to South Carolina in 2018 after graduating from the University of Missouri and loves everything about the Lowcountry that isn’t a Palmetto Bug. She has won South Carolina Press Association awards for in-depth and government beat reporting. On the weekends, you can find Kati doing yoga and hiking Pinckney Island.
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