Police: Man shot in leg in Walterboro

COLLETON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Walterboro Public Safety officers are investigating after a man was shot in the leg on Thursday night.

According to department spokesperson Elizabeth Boineau, the shooting happened near the corner of Hampton and Francis streets just before 7:30 p.m.

When they arrived they found a 26-year-old man in front of Hosey's Package Shop on Hampton Street suffering from a gunshot wound to his lower left leg.

The victim told them he was walking down Hampton Street when an unknown person started shooting at him.

Boineau said the victim did not provide any further information.

He was taken to the Colleton Regional Medical Center for treatment.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone having information about this incident should contact Walterboro Public Safety at (843) 782-1030 or (843) 549-1811 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC. Tips can be texted to CRIMES (274637).

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