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McClellanville man gets 20 years for shooting at birthday party

GEORGETOWN COUNTY, SC (WCSC) -

A 21-year-old McClellanville man was sentenced to 20 years in prison for a shooting at a party celebrating his birthday.

Joshua Rashaun Taylor was found guilty of assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature.

In addition, Taylor was also given a concurrent sentence of five years for possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.

Taylor's charges stem from a shooting that took place the night of May 13, 2013 at a club located in the Sampit Section of Georgetown County.

Prosecutors say Taylor, who was at the club for his birthday party, got into a fight outside the club with the victim.

Court records state that after the fight broke up, Taylor ran off and came back with a gun shooting several times.

Two of the shots hit the victim causing life threatening injuries.

Authorities say surgery was performed on the victim, but due to the close proximity of the bullets to his spine and aorta, they were unable to remove the bullets.

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