Police investigating North Charleston shooting

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The North Charleston Police Department is investigating a shooting that left a 34-year-old man injured.

Police responded to the Nason Medical Center Thursday afternoon in reference to a gun shot victim. The victim said he was walking on Railroad Avenue near Bolton Street when the suspect approached him and asked for a cigarette.

When the victim said he did not have a cigarette, the suspect pulled out a small black handgun and said,"Give me all you got," according to the victim.

The victim said when he resisted and turned to run, he heard a gun shot and fell to the ground.

According to the victim, he then got up from the ground, jumped into the back of a red Chevrolet pick up truck and asked to be taken to the Corner Store because his family was there.

The victim said he was then taken to the hospital by his cousin at the store. According to police, surveillance footage revealed a "conflicting story" than what was told by the victim.

The victim then said that the incident actually happened at Piedmont Avenue and Bolton Street. Investigators say the victim also originally stated that the driver of the red Chevrolet truck was a white male and then later changed it to a black male.

The victim told investigators that he was at a relative's house earlier in the day and was dropped off near Clifton Street and Piedmont Avenue. According to the victim, he was approached by the suspect as he was walking down Piedmont Avenue.

Police are continuing the investigation.

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