N. Charleston man behind bars accused of shooting 2 in W. Ashley

N. Charleston man behind bars accused of shooting 2 in W. Ashley

WEST ASHLEY, SC (WCSC) - A 29-year-old North Charleston man is behind bars accused of shooting two people in West Ashley this past weekend.

The Charleston Police Department charged Leroy Manigault with two counts of attempted murder.

He was locked up at the Al Cannon Detention Center and given a $200,000 bond.

On Saturday at 5:06 a.m., police responded to MUSC for two men, a 23-year-old man and a 21-year-old man, who had walked into the hospital and said they were shot.

The victims said were standing in front of a home in the 800 block of Tripe Street around 5 a.m. when the shooting happened.

According to police, a tan colored vehicle pulled up beside them and someone from inside of the vehicle began shooting at them.

Within minutes of the shooting, officers were provided a description of the suspect's vehicle.

"As Officer Jory Bradshaw arrived on scene, he saw a vehicle matching the suspect's vehicle traveling north on Battery Avenue, crossing over Sycamore Avenue and continue onto Tripe Street," police officials say."After the driver saw Officer Bradshaw, he stopped the car, backed up and turned onto Sycamore Avenue toward St. Andrews Boulevard. The driver quickly pulled into the parking lot of the convenience store at 904 St. Andrews Boulevard."

Investigators say the suspect then left his vehicle, walked into and then out of the convenience store.

A police report states two witnesses positively identified the vehicle as the one they saw and heard gunshots coming from.

CPD officials are continuing the investigation.

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