Police: Man shot near Summerville restaurant

Police: Man shot near Summerville restaurant
Summerville Police said they found the shooting victim near 100 Central Avenue. (Source: Live 5/File)

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCSC) - The Summerville Police Department says they are investigating the shooting of a man that happened outside a restaurant over the weekend.

Police responded at approximately 12:27 a.m. to the 100 block of West Richardson Avenue from which they received 911 calls about a shooting, according to Lt. Chris Hirsch.

Officers found a man on the ground in front of 100 Central Avenue, the incident report states.

Hirsch said the shooting appears to have taken place across the street on the sidewalk near This Little Piggy restaurant.

Police said the victim had a gunshot wound to the right lower abdomen and bystanders on-scene had applied pressure to the wound using a cloth rag. After a quick field assessment, police say they applied a field dressing, began to pack the victim’s wound, and waited for Dorchester County EMS to arrive.

Shortly after being relieved by EMS, officers say they set up a perimeter around the scene and remained while Summerville Crime Scene detectives collected evidence.

Police have not yet named any suspects or a motive in the shooting.

EDITOR’S NOTE: An earlier version of this story reported that the shooting happened outside the Montreux Bar and Grill on West Richardson Avenue. That was based on information taken directly from the incident report, which stated that business as the place they responded for the reported shooting. Police have since clarified the circumstances of the incident and said Tuesday it appears some of the people who called 911 were at Montreux when the shooting occurred and called police to report the incident.

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