Deputies searching for gunman, motive in double North Charleston shooting

Source: Live 5 News
Source: Live 5 News

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Two people suffered serious injuries following a shooting in North Charleston late Wednesday night.

The Charleston County Sheriff's Office says deputies responded to a report of a double shooting on Townsend Road near Midland Park Road around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the unincorporated area of Charleston County.

A man and a woman were wounded, according to an incident report. Their identities have not yet been released.

The two victims appeared to be riding bicycles on Townsend Road at the time they were shot and the man was lying on the ground still straddling the bike he had been riding, the incident report states. The woman was lying on the ground and her bicycle was in a nearby driveway, the report states.

A witness told deputies the female victim said the person that shot them was in a small silver or gold-colored car and that the car drove towards Midland Park after the shooting. Deputies were not able to get any information from either victim at the scene, the report states.

Authorities say both victims sustained serious gunshot wounds. According to a report, one victim was transported to Trident Hospital, and the other victim was transported to the Medical University of South Carolina.

The Charleston County Sheriff's Office says investigators have not developed a motive for the shooting.

Residents said they heard at least five shots in the area. Witnesses said they thought it might have been fireworks, until they later heard police officers responding.

Investigators were spotted at the crime scene placing several evidence markers on the ground. Law enforcement had also taped off a house. North Charleston police officers and deputies with the Charleston County Sheriff's Office responded.

Below is a video report from the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111 or Charleston County Consolidated Dispatch Center at 843-743-7200.?

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