NORTH CHARLESTON (WCSC) - North Charleston police say a gun that was reported stolen from a Goose Creek gun shop early Friday morning was found at the scene of a shootout between suspects and cops several hours later.
According to police, officers responded to 2108 Stokes Ave. off Rivers Avenue shortly before 5 a.m. where a vehicle that was reported stolen out of Goose Creek was located near a dumpster. The incident report states the OnStar system led them to the vehicle, a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado.
Goose Creek police say the vehicle, along with a safe, a shotgun, and two televisions, were stolen from a residence in the 100 block of Manchester Court around 1 a.m.
Officers say two suspects who were at the rear of the truck ran into the woods when cops arrived, with one of the suspects firing a gunshot. Police reportedly returned fire, striking the truck. No one was injured.
Department spokesman Spencer Pryor says at least one of the firearms found at the scene was reported stolen from a gun shop in Goose Creek earlier in the morning. He says it is not known at this time if that gun was used in the shooting.
According to Goose Creek police, several firearms were stolen from D&R Gunsmithing, located at 124 St. James Avenue, around 1:50 a.m.
A Charleston County Sheriff's Office helicopter and a North Charleston Police K-9 unit assisted in the search for the suspects, spotting two subjects in the woods near B&D Auto and Scrap Metal on Stokes Road. As the K-9 tracked toward the property, two juveniles ran towards the front gate with their hands in the air and surrendered to officers, the incident report states.
The two juveniles were detained and questioned. Police say two suspects are still at-large.
Goose Creek and North Charleston police are working together regarding the three cases and the subjects in custody.