CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Gang warfare and a firefight. That's how Charleston County's sheriff is describing last week's shootout at James Island that left one man dead and another wounded.
The manhunt for 24-year-old Domoneik Washington of James Island continues.
A surveillance photo is the last known image of Washington, the man sheriff deputies say fired several shots into a car at the Kangaroo Express gas station on Folly Road on March 30.
The incident killed one man and wounded two others. Nearly a week after the murder, investigators are no closer to finding the suspect.
"Some people out there are scared.These are pretty serious individuals," Charleston County Sheriff Al Cannon said."You're dealing with folks who just don't want to be viewed as working with the police."
After finding two bullet riddled cars at two crime scenes, the sheriff says there's no doubt it was a gun battle over territory.
"Some of these are pretty significant groups, gangs," Sheriff Cannon says."It was a firefight and when you say gang warfare, warfare is the operative word there. You're looking basically at small unit tactics in terms of how they approached that and we get some insight to that looking at the tapes."
The sheriff says the unreleased video surveillance of what happened at the gas station shows the horrifying details and says he's amazed that nobody else was killed.
"It's a wonder when you look at that and all the bullets that were flying. We probably have half a dozen guns involved and some of those high caliber," Sheriff Cannon says.