Bluffton Police Department officers are investigating a shooting incident which occurred late Friday evening. The incident happened in the area of Bluffton Parkway and Hampton Parkway. Officers were dispatched to a single vehicle accident. Upon arrival, they discovered the vehicle had been involved in a shooting.
Three vehicle occupants at the scene ranged in age from 16-18 years old. Bluffton police officers say an unknown suspect vehicle(s) fired at the victims’ car and the victims’ car veered off the roadway. One victim died at the scene and the others were transported to area hospitals. This appears to be an isolated incident.
This is an active investigation and Bluffton Police Department is asking for the public’s help. If anyone has information pertaining to this investigation, please contact the Bluffton Police Department Crime Tip Line at 843.706.4560.
“As the Bluffton community processes this tragedy, our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of this senseless act. I ensure you that our investigators are working around the clock to solve this crime,” Chief Stephenie Price said. “Please be mindful this is an active investigation and information may be subject to change as events come to light.”
Chief Stephenie Price and Town officials will hold a media conference at the Bluffton Police Department at 3 p.m. today regarding any updates to this investigation.
The Bluffton Police Department is located at 101 Progressive Street in Buckwalter Place.