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15-year-old from Goose Creek ID'd as Hanahan shooting victim

Active investigation on Belvedere Drive in Hanahan (WCIV)

Payton Robert Velarde, 15, was killed in a shooting in Hanahan early Friday morning, according to the Berkeley County Coroner.

The victim died of a gunshot wound and his death has been ruled as a homicide, the coroner states.

The shooting occurred along Belvedere Drive in Hanahan.

READ MORE | Man shot dead in Hanahan early Friday morning, authorities ask for help identifying him

Police responded to the area around 1:30 a.m. on Friday, according to Hanahan Chief of Police Dennis Turner.

The Hanahan Police Department is still investigating the incident.


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