Coroner identifies woman killed in shooting at North Charleston hotel

Updated: May. 6, 2021 at 4:13 PM EDT
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NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Authorities have identified a woman who was killed in a shooting at a hotel in North Charleston.

The Charleston County Coroner’s Office said 44-year-old Lakisha Davis of North Charleston died on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Medical University of South Carolina.

Coroner Bobbi Jo O’Neal said Davis suffered a gunshot wound in the area of 3680 Dorchester Road which is the address for Charleston Inn and Suites.

On Wednesday evening, North Charleston police officers responded to the hotel for a report of shots fired. While officers were en route they received a second call that someone was on the ground and appeared to be shot.

When police officers arrived on the scene they found a woman lying on the ground in front of a room at the Charleston Inn and Suites. Authorities gave aid to the woman, and EMS arrived, took over and transported her to the hospital.

Investigators found several shell casings and bullets in the parking lot and in front of the room doors.

Police officers also reported that there was property damage done to the staircase railing on the second floor and damage to a ceiling on the first floor where it had been struck.

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