N. Charleston investigators seek to identify suspects in fatal shooting

N. Charleston investigators seek to identify suspects in fatal shooting

NORTH CHARLESTON (WCSC) - Investigators in North Charleston are looking to identify the people responsible for a Sunday morning shooting that took the life of one person.

The North Charleston Police Department released pictures of the incident that happened in the area of Emden and Piedmont streets.

Detectives are hoping that anyone in the area may have seen or heard something.

If you have any information you are asked to call police or Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111.

The Charleston County Coroner's Office identified the victim as 52-year-old Fred Leroy Gibbs of Edisto Island.

Around 5 a.m., NCPD officials say a newer model dark Toyota Tundra truck was seen driving down Piedmont Avenue in the Ferndale community.

"The truck pulls onto Emden Street where it stops and two males exit and walk to the corner of Piedmont and Emden," NCPD officials said." The driver of the truck circles around the block."

According to police, the victim is seen walking down Piedmont, and as he approaches the two subjects they engage in conversation.

"Moments later, one of the two black male subjects chases the victim across Piedmont onto the other side of Emden and firing multiple shots hitting the victim and walks off," police say.

A police report states that the second suspect remained at the corner of Piedmont during the shooting.

"The suspect with the gun crosses Piedmont and meets up with the other subject, they get back into the truck, and the truck leaves the area towards Montague," police say.

A responding officer reported that when he arrived on scene someone pointed to the body on the ground.

Another officer said he saw the victim with a gunshot wound to his head.

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