Colleton County Fire-Rescue


22/April/2020 – Shooting Incident – “A” Shift

Incident # 20-02702 – Two teenagers were shot, one fatally, in a shooting incident that began near the intersection of Francis St and Savage St. The incident was reported at 14:33 Wednesday 22-April. Callers to 9-1-1 reported the vehicle was shot and drove several blocks before stopping in the yard at 203 Francis Street. The 18 year old female driver received a fatal gunshot wound. The second victim was a 15 year old male who ran from the scene and went to Colleton Medical Center’s ED by private car. Other teenagers in the car were not injured. Law Enforcement Officers from the City of Walterboro and Sheriff’s Office arrived quickly followed shortly by Firefighter-Paramedics from Fire-Rescue. The driver was not responsive and had no signs of life. Officers spent several hours processing the crime scene. A suspect was apprehended less than 30 minutes after the shooting occurred. The Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident.  

Medic 19, Medic 27, Battalion 1, Car 105, Car 107, Car 112 and Car 118 responded. Battalion Chief Scott O’Quinn served as Incident Commander.