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Sheriff’s Office investigating deadly shooting in Washington

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting Monday that killed a 44-year-old man in the parking lot of Slatestone Grocery on Slatestone Road.

At approximately 1:45 p.m., deputies responded to the grocery store parking lot following a report of a shooting. According to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office, they found the 44-year-old man dead at the scene from apparent gunshot wounds. The name of the victim is being withheld pending the notification of his next of kin.

The investigation is ongoing.