Deputies: Man shot after entering his own home

Published: Jun. 28, 2022 at 3:11 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 28, 2022 at 5:34 PM EDT
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DORCHESTER COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - The Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that sent a North Charleston man to the hospital Monday night.

Deputies responded at about 10:15 p.m. Monday to Trident Hospital to meet with the gunshot victim, Lt. Rick Carson said.

The victim told deputies he had been assaulted in his home in the 30 block of Peppertree Lane.

An incident report states the man told deputies he went inside his home to pick up a charger for his ankle monitor. He heard gunshots and realized he had been wounded twice, the report states.

The victim told deputies he did not see his attacker or know who may have wanted to shoot him, adding that it felt like it was “an ambush,” the report states.

The victim’s girlfriend told deputies she picked him up from work to take him to pick up the charger. She said she stayed in his vehicle while he went inside, heard the gunshots, but thought the sounds came from the radio inside the vehicle. She then saw the man coming out of the home saying, “I’ve been shot.”

She said she got him into the back of the vehicle and drove to the hospital for help.

Deputies say the investigation remains active.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office at 843-832-0300.

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