Shots fired at North Charleston home, newspaper delivery car

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - North Charleston police are investigating a shooting that happened in a North Charleston neighborhood early Tuesday morning.

Officers responded to the area of Fillmore and S.T. Simmons streets in reference to shots fired around 4 a.m. Tuesday. According to police, dispatchers received a call minutes later from a male reporting that his car had been shot at while he was delivering newspapers on Fillmore Street.

After the shots were fired, the driver fled to a safe location and called police. Police say the vehicle had bullet holes on the passenger side of the vehicle.

According to police, a home on Fillmore Street was struck by a bullet, but no one inside the house was injured. The bullet went through the screen door of the home.

Police set up a crime scene around Fillmore, Easton and Dover Streets, not far from Mary Ford Elementary School.

During the course of the investigation a gun was found in the backyard of a residence on Fillmore Street.  Police are still working to determine if the weapon was used in the incident.

While investigating the shooting, officers located a male subject hiding behind a vehicle on Easton Street. The subject was detained and questioned by police, but was not charged in the shooting.

The incident remains under investigation.

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