1 injured in shooting at North Augusta apartment complex

Published: Dec. 9, 2022 at 4:29 AM EST
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NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - One man is injured after a shooting at Plaza Place Apartments early Friday.

North Augusta Department of Public Safety officers were called to the complex behind the Publix grocery store on Martintown Road to investigate gunshots. Dispatchers said multiple callers stated they heard shots in the area, along with someone yelling for help.

Upon arrival just before 3:30 a.m., officers found a 42-year-old man with multiple gunshots to both legs lying on the sidewalk in front of the information center for the complex.

The victim was taken to a hospital.

Details of the exact cause of the shooting are limited at this time. Authorities are still investigating the incident.

The shooting is part of an outbreak of deadly crime that’s been sweeping the CSRA since spring, claiming more than 60 lives. The crime wave has affected communities large and small on both sides of the Savannah River.

Authorities have blamed much of the problem on gangs, and many of the victims have been teenagers or men in their 20s.