N. Charleston residents to address violence in neighborhood

N. Charleston residents to address violence in neighborhood

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Homeowners in a North Charleston neighborhood will address concerns about the number of shootings in their community.

The Dorchester-Waylyn neighborhood will hold a community day Sunday as a way to talk about the violence that area has seen.

Residents will gather at the Jeanne Batten Community Center from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Tanae Williams, the event's organizer, said an anti-violence forum will begin at 4 p.m. followed by a kickball game between residents and police officers.

This community day comes following several violent incidents over the last few months.

On Sept. 7, a 23-year-old man was found with a gunshot wound, lying on Ranger Drive. He later died at MUSC. The next day, a man was injured during a drive-by shooting on Houston Street. Police said the bullet grazed the victim's right hand.

Other shootings include a man in his late teens injured on Ranger Drive July 1. He was transported to MUSC for treatment.

In January a 19-year-old man was killed on Ranger Drive during an altercation outside of a home. A 17-year-old turned himself in to police.

Williams said the violence has to stop, and is hoping to bring the community closer together.

The event is open to the public.

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