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Man injured in Aiken’s second shooting in 24 hours

ACSO says Dustie Burton suffered one gunshot to her torso Monday night.
ACSO says Dustie Burton suffered one gunshot to her torso Monday night.(AP)
Published: Sep. 16, 2020 at 4:08 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 16, 2020 at 8:10 AM EDT
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AIKEN, S.C (WRDW/WAGT) - For the second morning in a row, Aiken was the site of a shooting that injured a man.

Authorities learned about it after the victim, a 45-year-old Aiken resident, showed up at the Aiken Regional Medical Center emergency room with a gunshot wound early today.

After speaking with the victim at the hospital, Aiken Department of Public Safety officers learned the shooting occurred just before 4 a.m. at 517 Barnwell Ave. NE.

The victim said he had gone onto the front porch of the residence to get some air when a burgundy Ford Explorer drove by and someone inside it fired three shots, hitting him in his left arm.

The vehicle then left the scene, which is in a community of mostly two-story brick townhomes that’s across the street from Schofield Middle School.

The victim said he was not familiar with the vehicle or any of the occupants and that he does not know who would have shot him.

There’s been a flare-up of shootings in the past few days across the CSRA:

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