Victim of fatal Friday night shooting in North Charleston identified

NORTH CHARLESTON (WCSC) - The man fatally shot Friday night off East Montague Avenue has been identified.

Tarekus Goss, 21, of North Charleston died after being wounded, according to the Charleston County Coroner's Office.

An infant was injured in the incident, according to North Charleston Police spokesman Spencer Pryor.

Officers responded shortly before 10 p.m. to the area of East Montague near Wright Avenue and found a man on the ground near Independent Avenue and East Montague suffering from gunshot wounds, Pryor said.

Medical personnel arrived on scene and later pronounced the man dead.

Pryor said a man wearing all black was described by witnesses as a suspect in the shooting.

The child who was with the victim at the time of the shooting, suffered a wound to the leg and was transported to MUSC with non-life threatening injuries.

East Montague Avenue at Hassell Avenue to Ezekiel Avenue was blocked off for several hours Friday night.

Bystanders gathered in the area as officers controlled the crime scene, and the forensic unit collected evidence from the area.

The incident remains under investigation.

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