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Authorities seek suspect in Barnwell County triple shooting

Robert Santell Pernell Jr.
Robert Santell Pernell Jr.(WRDW)
Published: Oct. 17, 2021 at 4:27 PM EDT
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WILLISTON, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - The Barnwell County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man suspected of involvement in a triple shooting that happened Saturday night.

Deputies are looking for 20-year-old Robert Santell Pernell Jr. He is to be considered armed and dangerous.

At 11:34 p.m., deputies responded to a shooting incident on Mitchell Lane in Williston. Deputies say they found three victims with gunshot wounds, and were transported for treatment.

The sheriff’s office has issued three attempted murder warrants and a warrant for weapon possession during a crime for Pernell’s arrest.

If anyone has information related to the incident or knows where Pernell could be, contact Barnwell County Sheriff’s Office at 803-541-1078.

You can also contact SLED Midlands Crime Stoppers at 888-274-6372.

A reward is being offered for the arrest of Pernell.

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