Dorchester Co. deputies investigating weekend homicide

Quran Allen, the victim of the Dorchester County shooting (source: Charleston County Sheriff's Office)
Quran Allen, the victim of the Dorchester County shooting (source: Charleston County Sheriff's Office)

DORCHESTER COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - A man was found shot to death in Summerville and Dorchester County deputies are still searching for the killer.

Quran Allen, 26, was found lying on a couch by deputies. The coroner says Allen died from a gunshot wound.

It happened early Saturday morning at the Timberlane Townhouse complex off Trolley Road.

A woman heard gunshots and called authorities According to the incident report.

She told deputies that the gunshots came from a town home in building 104.

When deputies went inside that's when they found Allen.

The folks who live at Timberlane Townhouses say it's usually quiet at the complex.

Many told us they didn't hear the gunshots early Saturday morning.

"Where am I gonna move, It's very scary," said Peggy Lindley who lives at the complex.

Investigators have released information about a possible motive for the shooting.

The victim, Allen, was recently released from the Charleston County Jail after being arrested for unlawfully carrying a gun.

He also was arrested in 2015 after a shootout in Park Circle. In that incident, Allen was charged with obstruction of justice.

Deputies are trying to find out why someone wanted Allen killed.

"I'm sorry for the family because I know that must be very, very hard for them," Lindley said.

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