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Coroner identifies man killed in Sunday shooting in Ravenel

Published: Sep. 19, 2021 at 5:04 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 21, 2021 at 5:00 PM EDT
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RAVENEL, S.C. (WCSC) - The Charleston County Coroner’s Office has released the name of the 20-year-old man who died Monday in a shooting in West Ashley.

Timothy Thompson Jr., from Charleston, died at approximately 4:31 p.m. at Roper St. Francis Hospital following a shooting incident that happened at approximately 4 p.m, the Charleston County Coroner’s Office said.

The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office says the incident occurred around 4 p.m. Sunday on Savannah Highway near Davison Road in Ravenel.

Deputies say an unknown shooter fired at two people inside a white sedan.

Capt. Roger Antonio says one of the victims had a life-threatening gunshot wound and died at the hospital, while the second victim suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

An incident report states a deputy was patrolling Savannah Highway near Davison Road and noticed traffic was coming to a stop in both directions. The deputy reported seeing what appeared to be a collision but once at the scene, witnesses said someone who had been involved had gotten into a vehicle and sped away.

The deputy said the white vehicle had multiple bullet holes in the passenger side and witnesses directed the deputy to one of the shooting victims who was laying on the shoulder of the roadway.

A portion of Savannah Highway was closed while detectives investigated the scene.

Antonio says detectives are actively investigating the incident as a homicide and are working to identify the shooter or shooters.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office at 843-743-7200.

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