Police have two suspects in Azalea Square shooting

Updated: May. 10, 2021 at 12:29 PM EDT
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SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCSC) - The Summerville Police Department says they are investigating a shooting that barely missed two girls in Azalea Square.

Police also say they have two suspects they believe took part in the shooting, but they have not publicly identified them.

Reports show the shooting took place in the 400 block of Azalea Square Boulevard at 12:45 p.m. Saturday. Two juvenile victims were sitting in their car when police say a man and woman walked in front of them.

The SPD says the man then handed the woman a semi-automatic handgun and she fired four or five rounds at the car.

The second-to-last bullet fired reportedly entered the car, but the driver had leaned the seat all the way back and both her and the passenger avoided being hit. The two victims drove away and police say they eventually called 911 in front of a nearby restaurant when they had escaped immediate danger.

Officers say the vehicle had a bullet entry in the lower left corner of the front passenger door window and a bullet exit on the lower right side of the driver’s door window. They also say the path of the round was through an area where the driver and passenger’s bodies would normally have been.

The SPD says Berkeley County EMS arrived on scene and checked for injuries. After they cleared the victims, police say they asked them for any information they might have on the suspects.

In the course of the investigation, police say they discovered that one of the victims had a history with the female suspect and that the victim believed her attacker was a part of the “Grape Street Crips”.

The SPD says the victim and the alleged suspects had been communicating through snapchat until one of the suspects began threatening her.

The victim said she deleted her snapchat account and was not having contact with the suspects at the time of the shooting.

Both victims were taken home by their parents, but the SPD has not indicated the status or the identity of the suspects.

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