WEST ASHLEY, SC (WCSC) - Authorities have identified a man who was killed in a shooting at a Chuck E. Cheese parking lot in West Ashley.
The Charleston County Coroner’s Office says 32-year-old Joshua Porcher died in the shooting. Charleston police detectives say that the victim in the Saturday night incident may have been targeted.
At approximately 9:40 p.m. Saturday, officers responded to the 1600 block of Sam Rittenberg Road, according to Charleston police spokesperson Charles Francis.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, Lieutenant Command Duty Officer Patrick McLaughlin said.
An incident report states the man was found lying next to a vehicle with multiple gunshot wounds.
The victim was walking from the Chuck E. Cheese to his car with his children during the time of the incident, McLaughlin said. Detectives are still trying to determine the exact relationship of the victim and the suspect.
No suspects have been arrested in this shooting. In 2014, a shooting at the same Chuck E. Cheese left two wounded.
CEC Entertainment, the owner of the Chuck-E-Cheese, also released a statement Monday morning:
“We’re aware of an incident that occurred in the parking lot of our Charleston, SC location," spokeswoman Christelle Dupont said. "We offer our sincere condolences to the family of the victim, and are thankful for the dedicated service of community law enforcement and the swift actions of our alert staff members. We pride ourselves on providing wholesome entertainment to families, and maintaining a safe experience for our guests and staff is a primary concern for us, just as it is top-of-mind for the families and parents who visit us. We are cooperating with the police during their ongoing investigation and therefore cannot offer any additional details at this time.”