Two Eutawville residents are being treated for gunshot wounds they received just after 10 p.m. Friday, according to an Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office incident report.
The injured man told deputies, “I heard my dog making noise out back and when I walked over to the back door and opened the door, I got shot.”
He said he didn’t know who shot him and girlfriend.
Deputies managed to get the man situated by applying pressure to the bleeding wound to his abdomen.
The injured woman said that she was shot and ran over to her neighbors’ Walker Drive house. She then lost consciousness and deputies weren’t able to get any further information from her.
The woman had a gunshot wound that looked like it went through her wrist area, the incident report said. She also had a gunshot wound to her right femur that appeared to only be an entry wound.
A Holly Hill police officer arrived on the scene and assisted by tending to the injured man until EMS arrived.
One of the neighbors told deputies that he was inside of his bedroom trying to sleep when his wife walked into the room and told him she’d heard gunshots.
The husband and wife walked outside and heard the injured woman yelling.
The husband drove his vehicle around the perimeter of his neighbors’ property to see if there was anything suspicious.
He told deputies that after seeing the injured woman, he feared that the injured man may not be in the house alone, so he didn’t go inside.
The neighbors told deputies that they didn’t see any people or vehicles leaving the area.
EMS and first responders tended to the injured pair while waiting on helicopters to arrive at the scene and take them to a North Charleston hospital.
Deputies located a bullet in the backyard near the back steps.
The case remains under investigation.
If anyone has information about this incident, they are asked to call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.