Charleston police clear scene after investigating reported gunfire

VIDEO: Charleston police responding to ‘ongoing situation’ at house in West Ashley

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Charleston Police cleared a house at the center of a report of shots fired in the West Ashley area.

Police responded at approximately 9:42 a.m. to a home in the 1300 block of White Drive, according to Charleston County Consolidated dispatch.

Police spokeswoman Karen Nix called the scene an “ongoing situation.” A bomb squad was also at the scene with a robot.

Witnesses reported police announcing, “Antonio, we know you are in there. Come out the front door with your hands up.”

The investigation forced officers to block a portion of White Drive between Wantoot Boulevard and Playground Road, as well as Ophir Drive and police asked drivers to avoid the area and use alternate routes.

At approximately 2 p.m., police said they have cleared the house and said traffic congestion in the area should clear shortly.

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