Double shooting at Burton bar (update: Willie Jamar Tolbert arrested, others sought)

Update March 22: Following the early Saturday morning shooting of two at A.J.'s bar (map below) and naming by witnesses, the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office has arrested 23-year-old Burton man Willie Jamar Tolbert.

According to victims and witnesses, Tolbert and two of his friends were involved in a series of fights with different individuals at the club prior to the shooting. Just after 2 a.m., Tolbert pulled out a handgun and fired into the crowd of patrons. The round grazed 51-year old Abraham Jenkins' leg, before striking another victim, 33-year old Henry Brown. Brown sustained a significant gunshot wound to the leg.

The victims were transported to Beaufort Memorial Hospital for treatment. Jenkins was treated for minor injury and released. Brown currently remains hospitalized in undisclosed condition.

The accused Tolbert faces two attempted murder charges and a dual pair of $50,000 bonds. 

However, deputies continue to work to identify others who were engaged in fighting several other club patrons before the shooting.

If you have any information, you're asked to call deputies at (843) 524-2777.

FIrst reporting: Authorities are on the lookout for the gunman who is accused of firing on two at A.J.'s Bar in Burton, causing non-life threatening issues early Saturday morning.

Head over to WTOC for the brief.

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