Summerville teenager shot in North Charleston dies from injuries

Published: Nov. 23, 2021 at 7:21 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 23, 2021 at 11:50 PM EST
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NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The Charleston County Coroner’s Office says a teenager who was shot earlier this month in North Charleston has dies from his injuries.

Authorities say 16-year-old Juan Lopez died at MUSC on the night of Nov. 19 from a gunshot wound.

Coroner Bobbi Jo O’Neal said Lopez was shot on Nov. 3 around 2:58 a.m. on Ward Avenue.

The North Charleston Police Department says the incident was initially reported as a carjacking. Then, officers say they were told there was another call about a rollover accident a few blocks away with the victim inside.

North Charleston investigators say they learned it was not an accident, but that the victim had been shot and a carjacking had not occurred.

North Charleston Police Spokesman Harve Jacobs says a 17-year-old male was taken into custody and charged with assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, but the charges have been upgraded to murder now that the victim has died.

The North Charleston Police Department is investigating.

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