Report: Drunk man fires gun at several people in Summerville; no injuries reported

Report: Drunk man fires gun at several people in Summerville; no injuries reported

SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) - Investigators say they have arrested a man accused of firing a gun at several people in Summerville.

The Berkeley County Sheriff's Office arrested Richard Campbell Jr. of Summerville and charged him with six counts of attempted murder and one count of possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

His arrest stems from an incident on Saturday at 8:09 p.m. when deputies responded to a home on Leisure Drive in the Summerville area of Berkeley County in reference to a report of a shooting that had just taken place on Shellmore Trail.

"Deputies arrived on scene rather quickly and found Richard Campbell, Jr. walking from the woods behind the incident location," BCSO officials said."He was detained while the deputy investigated the call."

According to a report, multiple victims/witnesses were on scene and reported that Campbell had been drinking heavily and that he took out a firearm and pointed it at each of them and then began to fire.

"Thankfully nobody was injured but they were all in fear for their lives," BCSO officials said."Each provided written statements attesting to Campbell's actions."

Authorities say when deputies searched the area of the woods where Campbell had been seen walking, a Glock pistol was located.

In addition, the sheriff's office says Campbell had several 9MM rounds in his pockets, and multiple 9MM shell casings were located near the incident location.

He was transported to the Hill Finklea Detention Center in Moncks Corner and is being held in lieu of a $20,000 surety bond on each charge.

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