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Bond denied for North Charleston shooting suspect

Leonard Nathaniel in bond court. Leonard Nathaniel in bond court.
A still from surveillance video showing the shooting suspect in the far right firing shots at the victims in the car. One victim is seen running away. A still from surveillance video showing the shooting suspect in the far right firing shots at the victims in the car. One victim is seen running away.
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

Bond was denied for a man suspected of pulling out a pistol and spraying bullets all over a North Charleston car dealership forcing men, women and children to duck for cover.

Leonard Nathaniel was charged with four counts of attempted murder and given $100,000 on three charges and denied bond on one.

The shooting was captured on surveillance cameras. Video shows people running after the suspect pulls out a gun and starts firing. Amazingly, no one was hit. The shooting happened Saturday afternoon at Northwoods Auto Sales on Dorchester Road.

Officers arrested Nathaniel on Saturday night. He is being held at the Charleston County Detention Center on an outstanding family court warrant.

North Charleston police officers responded to Northwoods Auto Sales on Dorchester Road around 1:30 p.m. Saturday. One of the victims told police that he was talking to the mother of his child at the dealership when another man, later identified as Nathaniel, approached him and began an argument.

According to a police report, Nathaniel grabbed the victim, tearing his shirt. The other three victims got out of the car and tried to get the victim away from the suspect. The suspect then got a handgun from his Jeep Cherokee and began firing at the victims as they ran back to their car. The suspect fled on foot behind the dealership toward Collins Park Villas.

Seven spent shell casings were recovered from the crime scene. Surveillance video from the auto sales shop shows a scary scene. People running for cover after the suspect pulls out a gun and starts shooting.

"People were running inside, trying to gather up their kids and just run for cover because they didn't know where he was shooting at. They just turned around and ran," said the witness.

The surveillance video shows some people running down the street and others to a car.

Cops caught Nathaniel on Sunday. It turns out he was already wanted for failing to appear in court, now he's apparently in bigger trouble.

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