Police searching for men, car caught on camera in Goose Creek Wendy's shooting

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Source: Live 5 News
Source: Live 5 News
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Source: Live 5 News
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Source: Live 5 News

GOOSE CREEK, SC (WCSC) - Investigators are asking for the public's help to identify two men caught on camera in connection to a shooting at a Goose Creek Wendy's on Thursday.

Officials with the Goose Creek Police Department released pictures of two men at the restaurant on 101 Red Bank Road who they say were shot at by someone driving a newer model white vehicle with North Carolina tags.

Police say the two men then fled in a dark in colored sedan.

According to police, one of the men is wearing a black shirt and appears to have short dreadlocks and a long goatee. The other man has a multi-colored shirt and a black Nike hat.

"The silver SUV pictured was at the scene and departed shortly after the black vehicle," GCPD officials said.

If you have any information about this incident or the identity of the individuals involved, please contact Inv. Hart with the Goose Creek Police Department at 843-863-5200 ext. 2355, or Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111.

GCPD officials said the shooting was a gun battle which damaged the restaurant's glass doors and a motorist's car which was sitting in traffic.

According to GCPD officials, after someone in a car shot into the restaurant, another individual ran outside and began firing on the vehicle.

Goose Creek dispatch crews also received a call from a witness that said his car window was shot out while he was sitting in traffic on Red Bank Road in front of Wendy's.

The investigation began at 7 p.m. on Thursday when a GCPD police officer responded to Wendy's for a report of an attempted murder.

A witness told the officer she saw two male subjects standing in the lobby near the front door of the restaurant. According to the witness, she then saw a white four door car with a North Carolina license plate pull up outside the business near the front door.

The witness reported hearing several gun shots which she believed were fired from inside the vehicle towards the business, and saw the front glass doors shatter.

Authorities say the two male subjects who were in the lobby then ran outside the business into the parking lot. According to police, one of the subjects then pulled out a gun and started shooting at the vehicle which was fleeing the scene.

Investigators spoke to another witness who said he heard multiple gun shots while he was sitting inside a hotel room nearby.

He said he looked out a window and saw a newer model white sedan fleeing the parking lot at a high rate of speed. He then saw a newer model dark metallic grey Kia sedan occupied by two male subjects flee the parking lot in pursuit of the white vehicle.

According to the Goose Creek Police Department, no one was injured in the incident. Pictures from the scene showed the glass doors of the restaurant had been shattered.

Residents reported they heard multiple gun shots.

Officers had police tape around the restaurant and closed the entrance.

Forensic units also responded to the scene.

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