Man, 9-year-old grazed by bullet in downtown Charleston shooting

VIDEO: Man shot in the leg, 9-year-old grazed by bullet in downtown Charleston shooting

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Police are investigating a shooting late Monday night that sent a man and a 9-year-old boy to the hospital.

Police say a man was shot in the leg and a 9-year-old boy was grazed by a bullet to the leg at America Street and Johnson Street.

An incident report states police were nearby when they heard gunshots come from the area and saw people running in many directions.

Police found the wounded man in front of a home in the 200 block of America Street getting into a vehicle with multiple gunshot wounds, an incident report states. Moments later, the mother of the boy flagged down police to let them know her son had been wounded.

Authorities reported that both victims were alert and conscious, and the injuries appeared to be non-life-threatening.

Police recovered multiple shell casings in the roadway near the intersection of America Street and Johnson Street.

Pictures and videos from the scene show investigators placing crime scene tape in the area as well as evidence markers on the ground.

A portion of the street has been closed as authorities work the case.

Anyone with information is asked to call the on-duty Charleston Police detective at 843-743-7200 or Crime Stoppers of the Lowcountry at 843-554-1111.

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