Four shootings, one fatal during violent weekend

Four shootings, one fatal during violent weekend
Charleston Police are responding to a four-car crash in West Ashley. (Source: AP)

SUMMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) - Authorities investigated four shootings, one of them fatal during a violent weekend in the Lowcountry.

Two shootings early Sunday morning in Summerville happened a few miles apart.

Dorchester County deputies say two men were shot inside a bathroom at the IHOP on Dorchester Road.

The suspects got away.

The two victims are in a hospital.

Around the same time in an unrelated incident, Summerville Police say two men were shot and wounded at the intersection of Trolley Road and Midland Parkway.

Police say 26 year old Damon Riley has been identified as the suspect.

Officers are still looking for him.

"That's kind of scary. It's discomforting to know it's so close to home," Summerville resident Rachel Williams said.

"It's scary, it really is scary. I'm even scared to come out alone anymore or with someone," Givhans resident Joyce Frisbie said.

Gun violence also hit Walterboro over the weekend.

Police say early Saturday morning, two men were shot at a fast food drive through on Sniders Highway.

The coroner says one of them, Antoine Sams died at a hospital.

Investigators are still looking for suspects.

"It's sad, we gotta stop hating. Basically we gotta actually start coming together as a city, because that's all you hear about anymore," Summerville resident Jeff Conrad said.

There was a fourth shooting over the weekend.

Charleston Police say Saturday morning a man was shot at the intersection of Nassau and Reid Streets.

The victim crashed his car at the intersection of Pitt and Calhoun.

He was taken to a hospital.

No arrests have been made.

Some folks say the high number of shootings have become the norm, rather than the exception.

"You never know what's gonna happen. Innocent people out here you know and then there's the crazy ones. It's terrible, it's really a shame," Frisbie said.

Anyone with information on any of the shootings should call Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.

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