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NCPD: Four hospitalized following Rivers Ave. drive-by shooting

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NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - North Charleston police say four people were hospitalized early Friday morning following a drive-by shooting on Rivers Avenue. 

Officials say they responded to MUSC at 2:23 a.m. to speak with two gunshot victims, who claimed they were leaving Honey Bees bar on Rivers Avenue in a BMW with two other people around 2 a.m. when a second vehicle pulled beside them near Morningside Drive and opened fire.

The first victim had a wound to the back of his head and a swollen eye, while the second victim had a gunshot wound to his left shoulder and cheek. The victims said they did not the location of the other two people in the BMW.

When officers went to the shooting location they recovered 15 shell casings in the roadway.

Investigators say they found the driver of the BMW on Harper Street. According to police, the driver, a 32-year-old man, said the BMW was parked at a dead end street on Piedmont Avenue. Authorities say the driver was then transported to MUSC because of a wound to his left shoulder and the top of his head.

A police report states when officers found the BMW on Piedmont Avenue it was covered with a beige car cover, and a 35-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman were present. The man identified himself as the 32-year-old victim's brother and said he had covered the car so that no one would be able to gain access or break into it since the window had been shattered.

Additionally a woman told police that she saw damage to the BMW and observed two people, one of whom was her son, in the car who were bleeding.  Officers reported locating several bullet holes in the driver's side of the vehicle.

NCPD officials say a fourth victim later showed up at MUSC with a gunshot wound to his left hand.

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