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Sheriff's office investigating after man shot in the hand at Summerville neighborhood

SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) - The Dorchester County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a man was shot in the hand in a neighborhood in Summerville.

On Monday afternoon, investigators responded to the emergency room of Summerville Medical Center on Midland Parkway in connection to a shooting. The 29-year-old victim met with police and told him that he had been shot in the hand.

According to the victim, it all started as he was walking in the area of Beverly and Barbara drives, and a red 4-door car with tinted windows pulled up next to him.

Investigators say an unknown person wearing a black leather glove pointed a gun at the victim and "cocked it one time." The victim said when the suspect racked the slide of the gun, it caused a round to eject from the weapon.

The victim told police that the suspect fired four to five times, with one bullet striking the victim in the left hand.

Deputies canvassed the area and found a spent casing in front of a home, a live round and a debit card lying on the roadway. A police report states authorities also found a blood trail that started in the roadway of a home on Beverly Drive and continued on Barbara Drive.

A witness reported that he heard several gunshots and saw a brown vehicle speeding away from the area.

If you have any information you are asked to call police or Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.

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