N. Charleston police investigating shooting that left two injured

N. Charleston police investigating shooting that left two injured
A witness saw two men shooting at each other at the apartment complex. ( Source: AP)

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Officers with the North Charleston Police Department are investigating a shooting with injuries, they say.

Shortly before 3 p.m. officers responded to the 4800 block of Shady Tree Lane in reference to a shooting.

When officers arrived to Shady Tree Lane, they were advised by other officers that there was a gunshot victim in the 8900 block of North Red Maple Circle.

Witnesses at the scene of Shady Tree Lane told officers the suspect fled the scene in a black sedan and the victims ran into the woods.

Officers arrived on scene on North Red Maple Circle to find a victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the arm. There was a homeowner who was tending to the victim. Another victim kept running into another patch of woods towards Markleys Grove Boulevard, a incident report says. That victim has not been located.

A short while later, officers were in the area of Dorchester Road and Leeds Avenue when they spotted a vehicle matching the description of the suspect's vehicle. Officers made a felony traffic stop on the vehicle.

Three occupants and two small infants were removed from the vehicle, while officers executed a preliminary search, an incident report said.

Officers located an extended .40 caliber extended magazine along with a .380 caliber magazine and also a bag of .40 caliber ammunition next to an empty mason jar that had a strong odor of marijuana, the report said. Officers also located a digital scale in plain view in the center console and clear plastic baggies in the glove compartment.

In the void under the center console near the front of the vehicle a .380 Ruger LCP was located. That weapon came back stolen out of the City of Charleston Police Department, the report said.

After receiving information from officers that were on scene at North Red Maple Circle, the front passenger of the vehicle matched the description of the possible shooter. All three men from the vehicle were detained and transported to the North Charleston Police Department for questioning.

This is a developing story. Check back for details.

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