Crime & Public Safety

One man injured in Bluffton shooting, police investigating

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

The shooting happened just before 5 p.m outside of a home on Bush Lane.

The man was transported to a local hospital Friday with multiple gunshot wounds. The suspect or suspects fled the scene prior to the arrival of Bluffton Police and Emergency Medical Services.

Babkiewicz said the status of the victim is currently unknown and the shooting is still under investigation.

A news release about the shooting said there is not a threat to the general public.

A reporter for The Island Packet covering local government and development, Kacen Bayless is a native of St. Louis, Missouri. In the past, he’s worked for St. Louis Magazine, the Columbia Missourian, KBIA and the Columbia Business Times. He graduated with a Bachelor of Journalism degree with an emphasis in Investigative Reporting from the University of Missouri in 2019.