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Deputies investigating Saturday night shooting in N. Charleston

Updated: May. 30, 2021 at 9:14 PM EDT
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NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) -Authorities say they are investing a Saturday night shooting at a North Charleston apartment complex.

Deputies say John Latra Bond, 20, of North Charleston has been charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of a schedule II controlled substance.

The Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office says deputies were dispatched to Windsor Hill Boulevard just before 11 p.m. on Saturday night for suspicious activity.

Incident reports state that when a deputy arrived he found three people in a car. The deputy then parked and as he exited his vehicle, the front passenger and back passenger ran from the car to escape the area. The deputy says he almost immediately heard a gunshot just as the two subjects ran out of sight.

The deputy then called for assistance while taking control of Bond who was the driver of the vehicle.

Deputies say they were able to locate a male victim suffering a gunshot wound to the thigh and that person was taken to the hospital for treatment.

A K-9 deputy was subsequently called to the scene and he found a cell phone, slip-on shoes, and two guns. Additionally, A blood trail was located from the items to the location of the gunshot victim. Deputies say the victim refused to speak to them about the incident.

Bond was booked into the L C Knight Dorchester County Detention Center and deputies say it has yet to be determined if additional charges for Bond or charges for the gunshot victim will be sought.

The other passenger was not located, and deputies says the investigation is ongoing.

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