Victim identified in Berkeley County shooting

Credit: WCBD/Colby Thelen

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) — The Berkeley County Coroner’s office has identified the victim as 41-year-old Stephen Hutchins of that address.  His death has been ruled a homicide by Deputy Coroner George Oliver and the investigation is ongoing by the Coroner’s Office and the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office.

The incident took place in the 600 block of Beauregard Road in Sangaree, according to Berkeley County Sheriff Office spokesman Mike Cochran.

Police were looking at two suspects who were believed to be involved. Several people were detained, Tuesday afternoon.

We’re told it appeared the victim may have been shot outside of a home and ran inside where they died. Numerous shell casings were found by investigators.

Neighbors told News 2’s Colby Thelen that they heard several rapid gun shots. They also reported seeing a truck fleeing the scene.

Authorities are looking at video from several residents in the area that may sled light into what caused the shooting incident.

According to Berkeley County Sheriff Duane Lewis, investigators do not believe there is an active shooting situation.

A number of drug-related arrested have happened at this home, according to Lewis. Authorities been at the house about 15 times for numerous drug complaints.

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