DORCHESTER COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - The Dorchester County Coroner has identified the person killed in a shooting near Summerville High School on Monday night.
Jaquarie Nasir Perry, 16, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Coroner Paul Brouthers. A Dorchester County District Two spokeswoman has confirmed Perry was a student at the high school.
Officials with the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office say the shooting happened near Boone Hill Road and Flowertown. Deputies along with officers with Summerville police were seen in the area of Barshay Drive across from Summerville High School.
Residents reported hearing several gunshots at the time of the shooting.
Dorchester District Two officials say they will have counselors to provide support for students and teachers.
They also say there will be an increased police presence at Summerville High School. District officials say it’s a precautionary strategy just to ensure there are no issues because the shooting happened near the school.