Masked men tell victim to plead for his life before shooting him

A 23-year-old Dillon County man is recovering after being shot during a home invasion on Sand Dollar Drive off of Pee Dee Church Road in Dillon Saturday night.

Deputies charged Devonte Wheeler with Attempted Murder and Burglary.

Two others were involved, but deputies say they got away.

The victim's father says his son was asleep in the home when three masked men barged inside.

The father wishes to remain anonymous to protect the identity of his son.

He says the men pistol-whipped his son and asked him to plead for mercy.

"They made him get on his knees and told him to beg for his life."

The father says that's when they shot his son in the leg.

A neighbor heard the gunshot and ran to the father's home for help.

The father says he called 911 and paramedics took his son to the hospital.

You're asked to call the Dillon County Sheriff's Office at (843) 774-1432 if you have any information on this home invasion.