A 39-year-old woman has been identified as the person who died in a double shooting that shook a quiet Hilton Head Island community Tuesday evening, according to a Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office news release.
Jennifer Rudemyer, of Bluffton, was pronounced dead at the scene and an adult male suffered injuries from multiple gunshot wounds as a result of the shooting in Spanish Wells Plantation on Hilton Head Island Tuesday, according to the release.
The man, who has not been identified by authorities, and Rudemyer are believed to be the only two parties involved in the shooting at 49 Widewater Road, according the Sheriff’s Office.
“There is no public safety threat,” the Sheriff’s Office said in the news release.
The incident happened outside of the residence around 6:15 p.m., according to Capt. Bob Bromage, spokesperson for the Sheriff’s Office. Bromage said someone who lives in the neighborhood heard a gunshot and witnessed the shooting.
The man was transported to Hilton Head Island Regional Medical Center. He was later flown to Savannah Memorial for treatment, according to the release. Authorities have not released an update on his condition.
A forensic autopsy will be performed at the Medical University of South Carolina Wednesday, the release said.
According to her Facebook page, Rudemyer was the owner of Coastal Clutter Queen, a company that professionally organizes homes and businesses.
Police found a handgun at the scene that they believe was used in the incident, according to the release.
A neighbor near the scene told an Island Packet reporter that it’s been a “tragic few weeks” in the normally quiet neighborhood of Spanish Wells. A 33-year-old died after her car struck a tree on Widewater Road on Aug. 21.