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Five juveniles charged after chase, shots fired incident in Dorchester County

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Investigators have arrested several juveniles following a chase and a shots fired incident in Dorchester County that ended on Remount Road. 

The Dorchester County Sheriff's Office charged two 15-year-olds and two 16-year-olds with unlawful possession of a handgun.

One of the juveniles was also charged with failure to stop for blue lights. 

A 17-year-old was also detained for a weapons charge. According to authorities, two guns were found following the chase. 

A DCSO incident report states that the incident started Thursday night when a deputy was on patrol and heard over the radio that a Highway Patrol trooper was working a traffic accident, and there was a report of shots fired in the area of Cedars and Windsor Hill Boulevard. 

Authorities were told that a gold Hyundai was seen speeding out of the area. An incident report states the vehicle had been reported as being involved in a hit-and-run earlier and was the same accident the trooper was working. 

As the responding deputy was sitting at a traffic light, he saw the suspects' vehicle pass him going towards Charleston County. 

The deputy then pursued the vehicle along with another deputy and two North Charleston PD cruisers. The sheriff's office states when the deputy attempted a traffic stop on the car, the vehicle did not stop and continued to speed away. 

According to investigators, speeds reached 80 mph during the chase. 

The chase ended at Remount Road where several NCPD officers and Charleston County deputies had joined the pursuit. 

Authorities say when the suspects' car circled behind the A Mart Quick Stop, NCPD units blocked the car in. 

At that time the four people inside the vehicle began to surrender. Deputies say a total of five people were taken into custody. 

Investigators reported finding a .32 caliber revolver stuffed under the console of the vehicle. 

A shell casing was also found on the ground near the rear passenger door. 

In addition, a .32 caliber semi-auto pistol was found in a trash can near the car which authorities say appeared to have been tossed in the trash when the suspects got out of the car. 

The South Carolina Highway Patrol is expected to release more information and possible charges regarding the hit-and-run and shots fired incidents. 

No injuries were reported. 

Motorists began reporting about a heavy police presence in North Charleston around 8:06 p.m.

According to nearby residents, multiple officers from North Charleston and the Dorchester County Sheriff's Office were on scene.

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