Father’s Day shooting leaves two dead

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By Heather Ruppe

Two brothers were killed in an early-morning Father’s Day shooting at a Colleton County club.

Navar Bennett, 27, and Zachary Bennett, 25, died in the emergency room at Colleton Medical Center in Walterboro, according to Colleton County Coroner Richard Harvey.

The brothers’ deaths were the result of a shooting that occurred at about 2:40 a.m. on Sunday, June 19 at the Hang Time Nightclub, 1109 Rivers Ave., Walterboro.

Deputies with the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office responded to the club after several 911-emergency calls reported gunfire.

“Arriving deputies secured the scene and began rendering aid to two male victims suffering from critical gunshot wounds,” said Colleton County Sheriff’s Office Spokeswoman Shalane Lowes. These two men received medical treatment on scene, but both men died from their injuries.

Then, a short time later, Lowes said two additional gunshot victims arrived at the Colleton Medical Center in personal vehicles.

Once at the hospital, they were treated for serious injuries that are not life threatening, she said. According to Colleton County Fire-Rescue officials, one of these victims has been transferred to the Trauma Center at Trident Medical Center in North Charleston. The second victim was an adult female who suffered a wound to her arm.

As of press deadline, there were no arrests in this shooting.

Colleton Investigators are currently interviewing witnesses and are asking anyone with information to please call 843-549-2211 or CRIME STOPPERS.

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