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Man charged with armed robbery in N. Charleston motel shooting

Tyrone Gates (Source: Charleston County Sheriff's Office) Tyrone Gates (Source: Charleston County Sheriff's Office)
NORTH CHARLESTON (WCSC) -

A North Charleston motel was the scene of a shooting Thursday afternoon. 

Tyrone Gates, 20, has been charged with armed robbery and possession of a firearm during a violent crime in connection with the incident. 

Officers arrived at the Siesta Motor Lodge in the 4000 block of Rivers Ave at 4:02 p.m. and were told by a witness that a male left his room and fired multiple shots into a black SUV in the parking lot, according to the incident report.

Gates attempted to rob the victim during the sale of a handgun and was shot during the robbery, according to North Charleston police spokesman Spencer Pryor. 

Officers also located 12 shell casings from a 9 mm handgun in the parking lot, the report stated. 

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