Two men recovering after being shot, found lying in the street in Yemassee

Two men recovering after being shot, found lying in the street in Yemassee
Two men shot at intersection of Jonesville Ave and Hendersonville Hwy
Two men shot at intersection of Jonesville Ave and Hendersonville Hwy
Two men shot at intersection of Jonesville Ave and Hendersonville Hwy
Two men shot at intersection of Jonesville Ave and Hendersonville Hwy
Two men shot at intersection of Jonesville Ave and Hendersonville Hwy
Two men shot at intersection of Jonesville Ave and Hendersonville Hwy
Two men shot at intersection of Jonesville Ave and Hendersonville Hwy
Two men shot at intersection of Jonesville Ave and Hendersonville Hwy

Two men are recovering after being shot early Saturday morning in Yemassee. 

Colleton County Sheriff’s Dispatch received a 9-1-1 call to a shooting that occurred in the area of Jonesville Ave. and Hendersonville Hwy. at 6:47 a.m. 

"A caller reported an individual lying in the street," Colleton County Fire Chief, Barry McRoy, said. "Before units arrived, 9-1-1 received another report of a second person lying in the street."

Once deputies arrived, two men were found with apparent gunshot wounds. 

"Investigators arrived at the scene and found multiple shell casings," Lieutenant Tyger Benton said. "The scene was processed and evidence was collected."

Benton said a vehicle located at the scene, in possession of the victims, was reported stolen out of Charleston County. McRoy added the vehicle was also shot several times. 

A medical helicopter was requested, but could not fly due to fog, according to McRoy. 
Both victims were taken to the Colleton County Medical Center Emergency Room. One of the victims, in critical condition, was flown to Trident Medical Center in Charleston.

Details are very limited as this is still very early in the investigation.

If anyone has any information in regards to this incident or the location of the suspect, are asked to contact the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office at 843-549-2211 or Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111 or 1-888-Crime-SC, you can remain anonymous.

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