Man shot in the face during Moncks Corner home invasion

Man shot in the face during Moncks Corner home invasion

BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - A man was shot in the face during a home invasion in Moncks Corner late Tuesday night.

The Berkeley County Sheriff's office says the incident happened at a home on Estate Road between 11:30 p.m. and 12 a.m.

When deputies arrived at the location they found a 22-year-old man shot at least one time in the face.

Chief Deputy Rick Ollic said the incident appears to be a home invasion in which two black males, one wearing a mask over his face, armed with handguns and a long gun forced their way into the home when the victim answered the front door.

Investigators say the assailants then forced the victim's girlfriend to take them through the residence to search for items.

At some point, the victim was shot and the suspects fled the scene.

A sheriff's office report states in addition to the victim's girlfriend being present, her toddler-aged child was also in the home at the time the incident occurred.

The victim was transported to the hospital, where he is in stable condition awaiting surgery.

Chief Ollic said two people of interest have been developed in the case and it is hopeful that arrests will be forthcoming.

Ollic encouraged anyone having information about this incident to contact the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office or Crime Stoppers of the Low Country at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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