I-26 shooting leaves driver dead; No suspects named

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - North Charleston police are still trying to figure out who shot and killed the driver of a car traveling on Interstate 26 early Sunday morning.

Officers were called out to a shooting on I-26 eastbound at Montague Avenue around 5:30 a.m. Sunday. There, they found four victims, including a male driver and a passenger, who had both been shot.

The driver, 28-year-old Verdilis Gailliard, was later pronounced dead.

Two of the victims who were not shot, told police that they had just left Club Crucial and were headed to downtown Charleston. According to the victims, while on I-26, a vehicle pulled up next to them and began shooting at them.

The victims told police they did not see the suspect(s) or suspect's vehicle. The victim in the front passenger's seat told police that he took control of the steering wheel after the the driver was shot and the car side-swiped a guard rail.

After pulling the car over, two of the victims ran to a nearby motel for help. One of the passengers was taken to MUSC. His injuries are unknown.

No suspects have been named at this time. Police are continuing their investigation.

If you have any information about the robbery, call crime stoppers at 554-1111.

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