Man told cops he was shot while looking for prostitutes

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - North Charleston police say a man told them he was trying to pick up prostitutes early Monday when he was shot in the hand.

According to North Charleston police spokesman Spencer Pryor, officers went to to Medical University of South Carolina just before 3 a.m. to find the 30-year-old victim undergoing treatment for a gunshot wound.

The man told them he was looking prostitutes near Iris Street and Spruill Avenue when a dark, four-door car occupied by at least two men drove by.

The victim said the passenger yelled something at him and then fired several rounds, striking the victim in his right hand.

Officers then went to the alleged scene of the shooting but did not find any shell casings or other items indicating a crime scene.

Pryor said dispatchers did not receive any reports of shots fired during the night either.

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