Police: Man wounded in shooting near Charleston elementary school

Police are responding to a reported shooting on Harris Street. (Source: Israel McClair)
Police are responding to a reported shooting on Harris Street. (Source: Israel McClair)
Police are investigating a reported shooting. (Source: Israel McClair)
Police are investigating a reported shooting. (Source: Israel McClair)
A Charleston Police K9 officer was deployed as police investigate a reported shooting. (Source: Live 5)
A Charleston Police K9 officer was deployed as police investigate a reported shooting. (Source: Live 5)
Police placed evidence markers near a tree as they investigate the shooting. (Source: Live 5)
Police placed evidence markers near a tree as they investigate the shooting. (Source: Live 5)

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Charleston Police have blocked off a portion of a downtown street as they investigate a shooting that left one man wounded Monday afternoon.

The victim, who was transported to MUSC, suffered a non-life-threatening injury in the incident, according to Charleston Police spokesman Charles Francis.

A portion of Harris Street at America Street is cordoned off. Charleston County dispatchers say the call came in at 12:59 p.m. Police say when they arrived, the victim was sitting upright on the ground, an incident report states. Multiple bystanders told police he had been shot.

The victim said he was unsure if he had been shot and rolled over on his side, the report states. Police say EMS was then notified and responded.

Police on the scene say they do not yet have a complete description of the gunman.

The shooting happened right behind Sanders-Clyde Elementary School. The school went on a temporary lockdown but that has since been lifted and students are being released from the Jackson Street side.

Shortly after 2 p.m. a Charleston Police K9 officer was deployed as officers search for clues.

Witnesses reported hearing as many as nine gunshots. One neighbor said bullets came through her door.

There is still a very active scene in downtown Charleston. Michal Higdon - Live 5 News is LIVE from Harris St. near America St. where someone was shot. MORE INFO>> https://buff.ly/2Frshbz

Posted by Live 5 News on Monday, April 30, 2018

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to contact the on-duty Charleston Police detective at 843-743-7200 or Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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