Police searching for gunman after dispute between relatives leads to shooting

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Police are searching for a man they say opened fire after a dispute between relatives.

Charleston County dispatchers say a call about a shooting on Cambridge Avenue came in at 8:46 a.m. Shortly before 9 a.m., officers responded to the 2200 block of Cambridge Avenue about a dispute, North Charleston Police spokesman Spencer Pryor said.

Officers say when they arrived on the scene, they saw the male victim and the female caller walking across the street. Officers also saw a second man at the side of the house then heard numerous gunshots coming from the second man's location, Pryor said.

Police then saw the gunman fleeing the scene on foot after the shooting had ended.

Neighbors reported hearing four to five gunshots in the area. A bullet hole could be seen in an awning of a home nearby, which neighbors say was from the shooting Tuesday.

The victim was wounded in the legs and transported to MUSC for treatment.

A man who claims to be the brother of the victim said he was busy calling his family around 10:30 a.m. to let them know he was okay.

The brother said the shooting involved the victim's girlfriend's son who was trying to take back his AK-styled gun, which was hidden.

Another man who claims to be the victim's father said the suspect managed to get another gun from the home and shoot at the victim.

Pryor said officers were searching for the suspect following the shooting.

This is a developing story. Check back for additional updates.

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