13-year-old boy shot, police investigating report of home invasion in Georgetown County


A 13-year-old boy was shot during a possible home invasion Wednesday night in Georgetown County, according to the sheriff’s office.

Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office investigators responded to a home on County Line Road in the Pleasant Hill area after reports of a possible invasion.

The 13-year-old victim told deputies two suspects broke into the home and shot him, according to a post on the sheriff’s office Facebook page. Two hours passed before authorities were notified, deputies said, and the victim said the suspects took his cellphone.

The boy was taken to a hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound.

The sheriff’s office accepts information on crimes that have been committed at 843-546-5102. Anonymous tips may be submitted using Text-A-Tip by sending a text to the number 274637 and typing “GCSOTIP” followed by the message.

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