Colleton County Fire-Rescue


26/June/2022 - Shooting Incident - "C" Shift

Incident # 22-04937 - A 12 year old child received a life threatening gunshot wound in a driveby shooting in the 700 block of Red Root Road, Sunday morning 26-June at 02:00. Unknown subjects shot up the residence and a vehicle at the location. Several bullets penetrated the doublewide mobile home with one round striking the 12 year old female in the leg. She was inside the residence. The bullet caused a severe injury and suspected fracture to the child's leg. Sheriff's Deputies arrived quickly and cleared the scene. One Deputy applied a tourniquet to the child's leg to stop the severe bleeding. Firefighter-Paramedics arrived minutes later and began treating the girl, which included bleeding control, IVs and medications. A medical helicopter was requested, but none in the region were available. The patient was transported emergent from the scene in Fire-Rescue Medic 18 to the Children's Trauma Center at MUSC in Charleston. There were other family members in the home, including two other small children, who were thankfully not injured. The Colleton County Sheriff's Office is investigating the incident. 

Engine 18, Medic 18, Battalion 1, Car 112 and Car 115 responded. Firefighter Andrew McCaskill served as Incident Commander.