911 call suggests teen shot by cop fired shots earlier

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - 911 calls made a short time before Sunday's officer-involved shooting in North Charleston which seriously wounded a teen offer some new details.

Officers were called out to the Ferndale neighborhood on Dalton and Emden Street after receiving reports of shots fired Sunday afternoon.

Two callers told dispatchers they saw between four and six people fleeing the scene immediately after hearing gun shots. Another caller counted as many as nine people involved.

One of the residents in the area told dispatchers he distinctly heard four shots. Another neighbor said he saw a man with dreadlocks fire a weapon.

While no one was injured in that shooting, 17-year-old Carlton Lamont Pringle was shot a short time later by a North Charleston Police Department officer.

The officer said Pringle, who has dreadlocks, threatened him with a handgun. Investigators recovered a Highpoint 9 mm handgun from the scene.

Pringle was taken to MUSC where he is still listed in serious condition.

The State Law Enforcement Division has been called out to investigate this shooting. The officer involved in this shooting has been placed on administrative duties pending SLED's investigation.

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