Colleton County Fire-Rescue


05/November/2017 – Fatal Shooting Incident – “A” Shift

Incident # 17-07638 – Three adult males were shot, one fatally, during an incident at Classic’s Night Club located at 2444 Robertson Blvd Sunday morning 05-November. At 01:32, Fire-Rescue was notified of a person shot at the location. Law Enforcement Officers from the Sheriff’s Office and Walterboro Police Dept. were already on the scene. Shortly after units were dispatched, Officers advised there were multiple victims and one subject had been taken to Colleton Medical Center by private car. A second Fire-Rescue ambulance was assigned to the incident and a medical helicopter was placed on standby. No helicopters could fly due to heavy fog. Medic 19 arrived to find a 26 year old male in critical condition. The man had been shot twice in the chest and was barely breathing. A Nursing Assistant was controlling his bleeding and provided first aid prior to the arrival of responders. Firefighter-Paramedics quickly placed the man in the ambulance and rapidly transported him the short distance to Colleton Medical Center with additional Firefighter-Paramedics on board assisting with patient care. The nursing assistant also assisted with patient care enroute to the hospital and she was a great asset at the scene. While enroute to CMC, the man went into cardiac arrest and did not survive his injuries. One of the other patients was in critical condition at the ED and the third man received non-life threatening injuries to his legs. Both men were later transferred by private ambulance to Trauma Centers in the Charleston area. Sheriff’s Deputies were on the scene for several hours investigating the shooting.

Engine 19, Medic 1, Medic 19. Battalion 1, Car 112 and Car 118 responded. Battalion Chief Scott O’Quinn served as Incident Commander.