Deputies identify victim in deadly Hilton Head shooting

Beaufort County deputies are investigating the discovery of a body early Tuesday morning on Hilton Head Island.
Published: Nov. 15, 2022 at 9:55 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 15, 2022 at 5:18 PM EST
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HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (WCSC) - Beaufort County deputies are investigating the discovery of a body early Tuesday morning on Hilton Head Island.

Authorities have identified the victim as 19-year-old Breiner Daniel Puerta Gonzalez.

Deputies responded at approximately 1:30 a.m. to Northridge Plaza on William Hilton Parkway where they discovered the body of Gonzalez with apparent gunshot wounds.

Investigators collected evidence from the scene and are checking with area businesses for possible surveillance video that might help them piece together what led up to the shooting.

Anyone with information about this case or who may know the identity of the victim is asked to call Beaufort County Dispatch at 843-524-2777, or Sgt. Dario Sosa at 843-255-3435. Anyone with information who wishes to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers of the Lowcountry at 843-554-1111.