Report: Man shot in stomach while checking headlight

SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) - Summerville police are looking for a suspect after a man was shot in the stomach in the Robynwyn subdivision early Sunday.

According to a Summerville Police Department incident report, the 21-year-old victim was shot at the corner of Myrtle Place and Shamrock Drive around 3 a.m.

The victim told police he was driving his mother's car to a friend's home on Cherry Place when he noticed one of the headlights appeared to be out.

The man said he stopped at the aforementioned intersection to check because "he didn't want to get yelled at by his mother for messing up the headlights."

The man told police after he checked the light and was getting back into his car, he was approached by a man wearing all black clothing, including a hooded sweatshirt and a ski mask "rolled up on his forehead."

The victim said the suspect asked him his name, and then pulled a gun out of his pocket and pointed it at his stomach.

The man said he tried to push the suspect away as soon as he saw the gun, but the perpetrator pulled the trigger. The bullet passed through the left side of the victim, nurses at Summerville Medical Center said.

The victim said the man ran off towards the cul-de-sac on Myrtle Place immediately after firing the gun. The victim said he got back in his car, drove to the next street where he saw some friends, honked the horn to get their attention, and fell out of the vehicle.

The victim's friends then drove him to the hospital for treatment.

The suspect was described as a black male standing 5'10" and weighing between 150 and 170 pounds.

The victim said he had no reason to think anyone would want to shoot him. The victim also told police the suspect did not try to rob him.

If you have any information regarding the incident, call Summerville police at 843) 871-2463.