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Police investigating Azalea Square Shopping Center shooting

Updated: May. 8, 2021 at 11:37 PM EDT
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SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCSC) - The Summerville Police Department says there was a shooting in the back of the Target parking lot off Azalea Square Blvd at approximately 12:52 p.m. on Saturday.

Public Information Officer Chris Hirsch says officers arrived on scene at about 12:59 p.m. He says they do not believe anyone was shot and no injuries have been reported.

He says they did find about five shell casings. Multiple people who were shopping around the time of the shooting say they heard gunshots from inside the GameStop, Target, and Kohls nearby.

Hirsch also says a stray bullet broke a window of the Moe’s Southwest Grill across the street. People were eating inside when this happened, but nobody was hit.

“I think this is kind of a one-off thing,” Hirsch said. “Again, we haven’t experienced many shootings in broad daylight especially in a packed parking lot like this, so I think this is definitely unique for Summerville and for us and we’re just trying to figure out who did this.”

At this time, no suspects have been identified and it’s still an active case.

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