Deputies: One wounded in early-morning parking lot shooting in Dorchester Co.

Updated: May. 6, 2021 at 9:23 AM EDT
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DORCHESTER COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - Deputies say one person is in critical condition after being shot early Thursday morning at a shopping center parking lot.

Just after 1:30 a.m., dispatchers learned about a shooting victim who was being treated at Summerville Medical Center, according to Dorchester County Sheriff’s Lt. Rick Carson. Investigators learned the shooting happened at the Windsor Hill Shopping Center in the 3700 block of Ashley Phosphate Road.

The shopping center contains a Food Lion store and JC Bar and Grille. Deputies taped off the area and began an investigation into the shooting.

Carson said no 911 call was ever received about the shooting or even about shots heard in the area.

Deputies took down crime scene tape and cleared the area shortly before 6 a.m.

Dorchester County investigators appear to be collecting evidence at the scene at the Windsor...
Dorchester County investigators appear to be collecting evidence at the scene at the Windsor Hill shopping center early Thursday morning.(Live 5)

Earlier in the morning, investigators were seen collecting what appeared to be shell casings from the parking lot where several evidence markers had been placed.

Carson said the victim was listed in critical condition.

The shooting remains under investigation, Carson said.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to contact the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office at 843-832-0300 or Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111.

An incident report released by authorities states the investigation began at 1:39 a.m. when officers responded to Summerville Medical Center for a man who had driven himself to the hospital with a gunshot wound to his chest.

Deputies said they learned that the victim was shot at JC’s Bar and Grill on 3752 Ashley Phosphate Road.

Investigators also spoke to another man who said his vehicle was struck in the radiator during the shooting at the bar.

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