JAMES ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - Charleston County deputies say a neighbor heard arguing and gunshots shortly before a 35-year-old man was found lying in a ditch severely beaten on James Island Monday.
Major Jim Brady with the sheriff's office said deputies responded to the area of Sallie Street and Carla Street, off South Grimball Road, around 11:30 p.m. and found a man lying in a ditch. Brady said the man had traumatic injuries to his upper body.
He was taken to Medical University of South Carolina in critical condition.
At this time detectives are investigating the incident to determine what occurred as well as identifying any suspect(s) and the motive for the assault.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Charleston County Sheriff's Office at 843-202-1700 or Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111.
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