Man charged with obstruction of justice after shooting incident, car crash in the middle of Park Circle

Man charged with obstruction of justice after shooting incident, car crash in the middle of Park Circle
Allen. (Photo Source: North Charleston Police).
Allen. (Photo Source: North Charleston Police).

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - North Charleston police are investigating after a multiple shootings and car crash happened in the middle of Park Circle Sunday morning.

A representative with the North Charleston Police Department says so far in the investigation, Quran Allen has been charged with obstruction of justice. His bond has been set at $30,000.

Shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday, officers responded to the area of Montague Avenue and I-26 after an off-duty officer at the Waffle House on Saul White Boulevard heard gunshots that seemed to be coming from a moving vehicle.

Shortly after, dispatchers received calls of two vehicles traveling toward Park Circle, shooting at each other. 

According to an incident report, officers found two vehicles, a silver Ford Edge with Pennsylvania tags and a red Dodge Charger with tags from South Carolina, wrecked on the inner part of Park Circle.

The Ford Edge was wrecked closer to Park Circle's ball field, crashed into some small wooden barriers and a tree. The vehicle was empty.

The Dodge Charger was found wrecked on the inner circle just opposite of East Montague Avenue, its front seat passenger deceased from gunshot wounds with a jar of suspected marijuana in his lap, the report states.  

The Charleston County Coroner has identified the passenger as 28-year-old Franklin Williams, Jr. The vehicle also crashed into wooden barriers.

Another passenger was found in the middle of the road with a gunshot wound to his leg.

According to the report, the driver of the Charger was not on the scene but arrived about an hour later at MUSC with a wound to the arm. After being questioned by officers, he admitted to driving the Charger. 

Several hours later, officers were canvassing the area for weapons when they found a tan SKS style rifle and a black and silver .40-caliber semi-automatic pistol in a home's front yard. The loaded pistol was later determined to be stolen. The rifle had a 7.62 round in its chamber, but its magazine was missing. 

An additional stolen pistol was found near the scene later that day. 

It was later determined that there were three occupants inside the Ford Edge and four in the Dodge Charger before the crash.

Detectives are in the process of getting statements from the two witnesses and will be interviewing the driver of the Charger once he is released from MUSC.

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