WEST ASHLEY, SC (WCSC) - The sheriff’s office says a man killed in a shooting was taking out the trash when he was confronted by two men and shot several times at an apartment duplex in West Ashley Thursday morning.
Around 1 a.m., Charleston County deputies responded to the 1200 block of Ashley Hall Road for a reported shooting.
When deputies arrived they saw Charleston police officers helping the victim who was suffering from gunshot wounds.
EMS crews arrived and transported the victim to MUSC in serious condition. The victim later succumbed to his injuries. The coroner’s office has not identified the victim yet.
A witness said the victim told her he was taking out the trash when he was confronted by two unknown black males. An incident report states, the victim said he was shot several times.
Investigators found shell casings in the back porch area and front yard. The witness told deputies she heard four gunshots.
Officers were seen placing multiple evidence markers in the front yard of the duplex with crime scene tape stretched across the area as well. Detectives and forensic investigators also responded to the scene.
The shooting was one of two in West Ashley Thursday morning. The other happened on Taborwood Circle less than two miles away.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office at 843-202-1700 or Crimestoppers at 843-554-1111.