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Police investigate West Ashley shooting that sent 2 to the hospital

Published: Dec. 29, 2021 at 12:47 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 29, 2021 at 6:54 PM EST
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Charleston Police were processing the scene of a Wednesday afternoon shooting at a West Ashley apartment complex that injured two people.

Charleston County dispatchers received two calls at 12:24 p.m. reporting a shooting at the Palmilla Parkside Apartments in the 1300 block of Ashley River Road, Sgt. Elisabeth Wolfsen said. The victims suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the shooting and both were taken to area hospitals for treatment, she said.

Investigators collecting evidence at the scene and Wolfsen said the investigation is ongoing.

“At this time, there is no ongoing threat to the community,” Wolfsen said.

A neighbor who has lived at the complex for about two years says he wasn’t surprised but was concerned for the safety of his community.

“If one of these little kids gets hit with one of these stray bullets... it’s going down you know? This cannot be a warzone. This is West Ashley, this is where we sleep. It just can’t happen it can’t be that way,” Jackie Turner said.

A homeowner behind the complex spent the afternoon washing what appeared to be blood off of her front porch. Police told them one of the victims had hopped the back fence and attempted to get help at the front door before collapsing in the front lawn.

In a post on Twitter, earlier in the afternoon police said the shooting involved “multiple victims.”

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call 843-743-7200 and ask for the on-duty Charleston Police detective or Crime Stoppers of the Lowcountry at 843-554-1111.

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