Laurens Street Shooting Two

Police, including the Aiken County Sheriff's Office, responded to a shooting Tuesday evening along Laurens Street.

One person was shot near Hahn Village in Aiken Tuesday evening, according to an Aiken Department of Public Safety announcement, which confirmed on-scene reports from earlier in the day.

Police, including Public Safety and the Aiken County Sheriff's Office, responded to the Laurens Street scene around 5:35 p.m.

Public Safety Capt. Martin Sawyer identified the victim as a white man with a gunshot wound.

The man was taken to Augusta University Medical Center and is in surgery, Sawyer said Tuesday night. The severity of his injuries is unclear.

The initial call was for a man lying in the road, according to Public Safety's announcement. Those nearby said they heard gunshots.

Police are talking to witnesses, and the shooting is under investigation, Public Safety said.

Police shut down Laurens Street between Plunkett and Ridge avenues Tuesday evening. The road was eventually reopened, and the police perimeter was lifted, Sawyer said. 

Anyone with information is urged to call Public Safety: 803-642-7620.

Colin Demarest is the government and Savannah River Site reporter with the Aiken Standard. Follow him on Twitter: @demarest_colin