Police investigating Summerville shooting that injured one

SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) - Authorities are investigating a Sunday morning shooting outside a Summerville home that injured one person.

A police officer with the Summerville Police Department responded to Summerville Medical Center for a report of a 30-year-old man with a gunshot wound.

ER staff reported that the victim told them several different stories about how the injury happened, and provided them with two different social security numbers.

A police report states as the victim was being moved to a room for a medical scan, the officer asked him questions regarding the shooting to which the victim remained silent.

Investigators then spoke to the two witnesses who had transported the victim to the hospital. One of the witnesses said he, the victim, and the other witness were outside of his home on Weber Road getting ready to leave when two vehicles drove by. The witness reported hearing between four to five gunshots.  

The witness said the vehicles were a white Pontiac 4-door and a black vehicle.

According to a police report, the witness said he was grazed by one of the rounds, but when the officer looked at the reported injury, the officer reported that it did not appear to be a "fresh wound."

The police officer said every time he asked questions in order to get more detailed information, the witness appeared frustrated and at one point told him he was trying to "Trip me (him) up."

Authorities say the other witness' account was very similar to the first witness' story. A police report states both of the witnesses declined to complete voluntary written statements.

The officer said he attempted again to ask the victim questions regarding the shooting, but police say the victim remained silent.

Authorities are continuing the investigation.

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