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Two charged in Denmark shooting; one suspect was among the 3 injured

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Bamberg County Sheriff Kenneth “Kenny” Bamberg responds to the scene of a shooting incident in Denmark .

Two men are facing charges in connection with the shooting incident that left three people injured on March 12.

One of the suspects was among the injured.

Denmark Police Chief Leroy Grimes said Brian Stukes, 32, and Austin Williams, 23, have been charged with one count each of attempted murder and assault by mob.

Officers took the two Denmark suspects into custody on Wednesday afternoon, Grimes said. They are housed at the Bamberg County Detention Center and are scheduled for bond hearings on Thursday.

Williams was among the three men who were injured by gunfire in the incident that took place at 793 Detailing, an auto detailing business located at 4925 Carolina Highway, Grimes said.

Each of the injured men were airlifted to Prisma Health in Columbia.

Although Williams is out of the hospital, two others remain hospitalized and are undergoing treatment for the injuries they sustained, Grimes said.

Details of those injuries weren’t available.

The shooting incident occurred at about 1 p.m. It likely stemmed from a fight and multiple parties fired weapons at some point during the incident, Grimes said.

The Bamberg County Sheriff’s Office, the S.C. Law Enforcement Division and the 2nd Circuit Solicitor’s Office are assisting Denmark police with the investigation.

Grimes said the incident remains under investigation and further arrests may be pending.

He’s asking anyone with information about this incident to reach out to law enforcement.

People who wish to provide information and their names are asked to call the Denmark Police Department at 1-803-793-4639 or Bamberg County Dispatch at 1-803-245-3000.

To provide information anonymously, call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

Contact the writer:mbrown@timesanddemocrat.comor 803-533-5545. Follow on Twitter: @MRBrownTandD.



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