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Berkeley Co. deputies investigate after woman found dead outside car

Published: Jul. 20, 2021 at 6:21 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 20, 2021 at 12:37 PM EDT
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BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office says an apparent shooting victim was found dead early Tuesday morning outside a vehicle.

Sheriff Duane Lewis said it appeared the woman, who was found on Brighton Park Boulevard near Summerville, had been shot.

“The coroner is examining all of that right now,” Lewis said.

He said deputies were canvassing the area for any potential witnesses.

Deputies received word about the discovery at approximately 5:12 a.m., Lewis said.

Lewis told reporters at the scene that the woman appeared to have been alone, but said authorities were still working to confirm the vehicle was registered to her.

Deputies shut down Brighton Park Boulevard from Edge Street to Great Lawn Drive while they processed the scene. The roadway has since reopened.

The Berkeley County Coroner’s Office has not yet released the victim’s identity.

Anyone with information on the killing is asked to call the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office at 843-723-3800 or Crime Stoppers of the Lowcountry at 843-554-1111.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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