Deputies arrest second suspect in Goose Creek bar shooting

Deputies arrest second suspect in Goose Creek bar shooting
Moses and Gourdine (Source: BCDC)
Moses and Gourdine (Source: BCDC)

GOOSE CREEK, SC (WCSC) - The Berkeley County Sheriff's Office says investigators have arrested the second suspect in connection to a shotgun shooting at a bar in Goose Creek.

Sheriff's office spokesman Dan Moon said 38-year-old Steven Moses was arrested early Thursday at his home on Lindy Creek Road.

Moses faces three charges of attempted murder for his role in the Sunday morning shooting at the Nowhere Bar and Grill off North Rhett Avenue.

Investigators say three people were shot at the business as staff were trying to close the establishment.

On Wednesday morning, deputies arrested 38-year-old Jason Gourdine, the alleged shooter, at a home on Hooks Lane.  He was also charged with three counts of attempted murder in the incident.

A judge set Gourdine's bond at $900,000 Wednesday night.  On Thursday, Moses was issued a $390,000 bond.

Staff members said they were closing up for the night when two black males entered the bar early last Sunday and asked for a drink.

"They showed up at last call and were refused service and [they] got upset we refused service," said Daniel Chenoweth, the owner of the bar.

Chenoweth said their anger quickly turned to violence.

"They called the bartender racist and basically came back out to the parking lot, changed their clothes, and shot three of our customers," said Chenoweth.  Deputies say a shotgun was used in the incident.

Court documents released Wednesday evening stated Gourdine fired the shotgun at the victims at "point-blank range."

Deputies said the shooting victims were regulars at the bar. Vikki Taylor was working at the time of the shooting. She is still getting over the shock.

"Not really afraid. I just kind of didn't know what was going on. I have been [working] here for four years and this has never happened here before," said Taylor.

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