N. Charleston apartment owner shot armed man who knocked at door, report says

N. Charleston apartment owner shot armed man who knocked at door, report says
The Atlantic Palms Apartment Complex in North Charleston where the shooting happened (Source: Live 5)

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - A man used his own gun and shot at two other men who tried to enter his apartment in North Charleston Tuesday, according to an incident report.

The shooting remains under investigation, but no charges have been filed.

Officers responded to the apartment complex in the 2500 block of Atlantic Palms Lane around 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday night. They found a man outside his apartment with his hands behind his head outside the apartment with two bullet holes in the front door, the report stated.

The man told officers there was nobody else in the apartment.

At that time, officers were also advised that another man had shown up with a gunshot wound at Trident Medical Center.

The man inside the apartment then told officers that he went to his door when there was a knock, he opened it, then saw two men including one who had a rifle in his hand. The man said he then pushed the other man with the rifle to the ground and fired several shots from his own pistol, according to the incident report.

The man told officers he then cleared his pistol and put it down, according to the incident report.

Officers found blood splatter on the walls and a trail of blood leading from the apartment to the parking lot, the report stated.

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