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Coroner identifies man killed in shooting at N. Charleston motel

Updated: May. 13, 2021 at 12:48 PM EDT
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NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Police are investigating a shooting at a motel that left a 48-year-old man dead Wednesday night.

Shawn Rivers, of Goose Creek, died at approximately 11:24 p.m. at a motel in the 7400 block of Northside Drive from a gunshot wound, Charleston County Coroner Bobbi Jo O’Neal said.

An incident report states police responded to a shooting reported at the motel and found Rivers lying on the floor with an apparent gunshot wound to the chest.

O’Neal said Rivers died at the scene.

Officers gathered potential witnesses and established a perimeter around the room.

Police have not yet released a description on the possible shooter and Chief Deputy Scott Deckard said the investigation remains active.

The coroner’s office has not yet released the identity of the victim.

Anyone with information on the shooting should call the police department at 843-740-2800 or Crime Stoppers of the Lowcountry at 843-554-1111.

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