Teenagers charged with attempted murder in shooting

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Police have charged two teenagers with attempted murder following a shooting in North Charleston Wednesday afternoon.

Michael Brown, 17, and 18-year-old Benjamin Green were each charged with six counts of attempted murder and two counts of discharging a firearm into a dwelling. Green was also charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.

Around 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday, the North Charleston Police Department responded to a shooting in the area of 7545 Hunters Ridge Lane.

Officers found three victims with injuries. A 36-year-old man suffered a graze type wound to the head, a 19-year-old man sustained a gunshot wound to the foot and a 35-year-old woman sustained a gunshot wound to the left arm.

The only person transported to the hospital for treatment was the 19-year-old man. Police say all of the injuries to all of the victims are non-life threatening.

A preliminary investigation revealed that the victims and at least three other people were standing on the porch near 7545 Hunters Ridge Lane when a blue in color Chrysler Pacifica stopped on the roadway in front of the home.

According to investigators, shots were fired from the vehicle towards the victims and numerous projectiles struck the victims, the residence, and two vehicles in the parking area.

After the shots were fired, the suspect vehicle fled the scene. North Charleston Police Department officers received a description of the suspect vehicle and a vehicle matching the description was located and stopped by officers.

Police say as a result, the two subjects were detained and charged. Police are continuing the investigation.

Neighbors who live in the Hunters Ridge apartments say this has been a wake-up call.

"It's time to go now. It's getting scary. The bullets could've hit anybody," Jacqueline Champaigne said.

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