DORCHESTER COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - Dorchester County deputies responded early Monday morning to shots fired outside a bar in which vehicles and the business were struck by gunfire.
Deputies responded at approximately 2:27 a.m. to the parking lot of JC’s Bar and Grill in the 3700 block of Ashley Phosphate Road, an incident report states. That’s several doors down from a Food Lion grocery store in the same shopping center.
The incident report states an employee of the bar said shots were fired from the parking lot. She told deputies she believed a gunman was initially firing into the air before turning the gun toward customers and the business.
Witnesses told deputies the incident began with some kind of argument, the report states. Deputies say one witness said the incident began with an argument over people spitting on the floor.
In the parking lot, one vehicle’s rear window had been hit by gunfire. A second vehicle, an SUV, had also been hit by gunfire and was leaking transmission fluid, the report states.
Deputies were seen placing multiple evidence markers in the parking lot as well. They recovered several spent shell casings, the report states.
There were no reports of injuries.
Anyone with information on the incident should call the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office at 843-832-0300 or Crime Stoppers of the Lowcountry at 843-554-1111.