MONCKS CORNER, SC (WCSC) - Police say a homeowner was shot by an intruder who had broken into a house in Moncks Corner.
It happened at a home on the corner of Gulledge Street and Julia Carolina Avenue.
Moncks Corner Police Chief Rick Ollic says someone told the homeowner he should check on his house since it looked like someone was breaking in.
According to police, when the homeowner got there, he opened the door to find the intruder inside his home. The intruder shot the man an unknown number of times before fleeing the scene in a red Chevy Cruze, police say.
Neighbors say they never expected anything like this to happen in the small and quiet neighborhood.
“I was just shocked, I stayed in the house after that, I was shocked. I think the most we have ever had is someone tripped and fell and had to get stitches, nothing really goes on,” Danielle Mims, a neighbor to the home, says.
Mims says what worries her the most is that the shooting happened where her kids get off the bus.
“It is close to home, it is kind of scary. I want my children to be safe,” Mims says.
There is no word on how extensive the man’s injuries are but police say he was taken to the hospital for surgery.
Police are asking anyone with information or that may have seen the car to call Crime Stoppers at (843) 554-1111.