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A Holly Hill man is undergoing treatment for a gunshot wound to his right forearm.

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He allegedly sustained the gunshot while trying to break up a fight around 3:30 a.m. on Good Farm Road in Holly Hill on Friday.

He arrived at the Regional Medical Center in a personal vehicle and told deputies that a man shot him with a revolver.

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The case remains open.

In an unrelated incident, on Sunday, just before 3:44 a.m., two Virginia men sleeping in a vehicle at a rest area on Westrest Lane, Orangeburg, reported that an unknown gunman approached their vehicle and demanded that they give him the vehicle.

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One of the men struggled with the gunman over the firearm.

The firearm went off inside of the vehicle, but no one was injured.

After losing control of the firearm, the gunman fled to the trees near the interstate.

The driver was terrified, the incident report states, and backed out of the parking space.

That’s when the driver and passenger saw the gunman emerge from the trees and jump into a sedan parked approximately four to six spaces away.

The two men saw three to four flashes of light come towards them, so they ducked inside of the vehicle for their own safety.

The driver said he then threw the vehicle into reverse and hit the gas pedal.

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In doing so, he backed into a silver SUV as he tried to get away from the threat.

Deputies arrived and located the firearm in question.

A search for the firearm in a database of reported stolen property, indicated that someone stole the handgun from somewhere within the jurisdiction of the Mt. Pleasant Police Department.

S.C. Highway Patrol investigated the collision.

  • On July 3 at 12:03 p.m., a Keyport Court man reported that someone stole his 2011 stealth gray GMC Denali.

He told deputies that when he exited his home, he noticed his vehicle was no longer there.

Distinctive markings on the vehicle include: a black bed cover, chrome running boards, a Phi Beta Sigma fraternity decal, a Dallas Cowboys hitch cover, a Masonic symbol and a USC alumni decal.

The value of the vehicle is $26,000.

  • An Elder Branch Road woman reported on Monday at 4:56 a.m. that an unknown male walked under the carport of her Cordova home and grabbed a surveillance camera from the wall as he attempted to cover his face.

After leaving the carport, the male allegedly stole a John Deere Gator that was parked beside it.

The homeowner was able to retrieve the video footage of the male looking over the carport and then stealing the camera.

A deputy showed the footage to another officer who immediately identified the unknown male.

Investigators learned that around 2 a.m., S.C. Highway Patrol attempted to stop a male seen driving a John Deere Gator on Bamberg Road near Legrand Smoak Street.

The male fled on foot when the trooper attempted to stop him.

At that time, the trooper wasn’t aware who owned the John Deere Gator and requested a wrecker tow it to a Glover Street lot.

The incident remains under investigation.

The value of the stolen items is $7,250.  

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