James Island residents voice concerns on recent deadly shooting

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A handful of residents showed up at a town council meeting on James Island Tuesday evening.

some residents ready to ask questions about what deputies are calling a run and gun shooting.

26:10"it kind of makes your spine tingle a little bit that its getting closer to home," said longtime resident Lyndy Palmer.

Palmer says although the shooting is scary she feels very safe on the island she has made home for the past 18 years.

"I think we are doing good on our crime watch and people are on the phones calling with anything out of the ordinary,"Palmer said.

Major Clark and Major Honan with the Charleston County Sheriff's Office made themselves available to anyone with questions about the latest crime and gang activity taking place in the town.

"We want people to understand when we talk about gangs we are talking about geographic location not an organized gang but we should be concerned," Clark said.

Major Clark says it was a big priority of the department to address both speculation and worry surrounding the shooting.

"I'm glad they came tonight it sets people's minds at ease and it gives them ore encouragement to call them and say hey there is something strange in my neighborhood," Palmer said.

There will be a Crime Prevention meeting April 12th at 6:30 at James Island Town Hall for the Honey Hill neighborhood as well as the Battery Island neighborhood not far from where Wednesday nights incident started at the Creekside Cafe

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