Police searching for 2 in fatal shooting at Lowcountry church

Police searching for 2 in fatal shooting at Lowcountry church
Bluffton Police are investigating after a murder victim was found in the Lord of Life Lutheran Church parking lot off of Buckwalter Parkway Monday. (Source: WTOC)

BEAUFORT COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - Police officers are searching for two suspects following a fatal shooting at a Lowcountry church parking lot in Beaufort County.

Officials with the Bluffton Police Department say the shooting happened at 2:20 p.m. in the parking lot of the Lord of Life Lutheran Church off Buckwalter Parkway.

The Beaufort County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 18-year-old Trey Jaden Blackshear. Police say Blackshear suffered multiple gunshot wounds.

Police said the gunmen fled the scene before officers arrived.

The public is asked to avoid the area for the next several hours while investigators process the scene.

“Police are currently looking for two suspects who fled on foot,” Bluffton police said."There is no reason to believe there is a threat to the general public."

If anyone has any information about the shooting you are urged to call the Bluffton Police Department Tip Line at (843) 706-4560 or Crime Stoppers at (843) 554-1111.

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