Report: 13-year-old shot in reported home invasion waited 2 hours before calling 911

Deputies investigating after 13-year-old shot in reported home invasion in Georgetown County

GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - A 13-year-old shot during a reported home invasion Wednesday night in Georgetown County waited two hours before going to his aunt’s house next door, who then called 911, according to the incident report.

Deputies arrived in the 19900 block of County Line Road around 4:40 p.m. Wednesday after the aunt called 911 saying her nephew had been shot two hours prior, the report stated.

Deputies found the victim in the aunt’s house sitting on the couch with a towel wrapped around the mid-section of his left thigh where he was shot, the report stated.

The victim told deputies that he heard someone kick in the back door, then two suspects entered his room, shot him in the leg, then stole his video game system and his cell phone, then left the house, the report stated. The victim stated he wrapped his wound in a towel and then took a nap before going next door to his aunt’s house two hours later, who then called 911.

The victim was then taken to the hospital, the report stated.

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s office at (843) 546-5102.

“Anonymous tips may also be sent by using Text-A-Tip. Just dial 274637 from any text enabled cell phone, and text the word “GCSOTIP” followed by your message. This service is for crime tips ONLY, not for the reports of crimes in progress. For crimes in progress, call 911,” the sheriff’s office said.

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