Colleton County Fire-Rescue
19/July/2011 – Shooting Incident – “B” Shift
Incident # 11-03972 and # 11-03976 – A shooting incident has left a 15 year old male in critical condition and a 17 year old with a minor grazing wound. The incident was reported at 08:53, Tuesday morning 19-July at 1650 Keegan Drive north of Walterboro. A suspect shot the 15 year old in the head causing a critical injury. The second patient received a minor grazing wound to the neck. Engine 19, Medic 19 and Car 118 arrived minutes later. They quickly controlled the bleeding, immobilized the patient and left the scene within six minutes. A medical helicopter was requested, but due to the severity of his injury he was rapidly transported to Colleton Medical Center. At the ED the patient was stabilized while waiting on Lifenet 3 to arrive. With standing room only, several doctors, nurses and support staff worked feverishly to sustain the patient’s life. Upon arrival of the helicopter, the patient was flown to the Trauma Center at MUSC in Charleston where he remained unconscious, in critical condition throughout the afternoon. Medic 19 was called back to the scene by Law Enforcement to evaluate the second patient who had a minor injury.
He did not want to be transported to the hospital. Sheriff’s Deputies set up a perimeter around the Cedar Hills Mobile Home Park approximately a mile from the scene. A witness reported seeing someone who matched the description of the suspect in the area. Other Law Enforcement agencies assisted. The suspect was apprehended a short time later, then transported to the County Detention Center.
Engine 19, Medic 19, Battalion 1 and Car 12 responded. Lt. Scott Feather served as Incident Commander.