Victim drives to friend's house for help after being shot twice

Published: Aug. 25, 2011 at 2:51 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 25, 2011 at 9:01 PM EDT
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SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) - Gunfire erupted after an argument at a Summerville mobile home park, leaving one man with bullet wounds and the suspected shooter on the run.

The shooting happened just before 10 a.m. Thursday at the South Main Mobile Home Park on Greenwave Avenue. Police say the gunman fired at least two shots through the victim's windshield when he tried to drive off. Two bullet holes ripped through the windshield of the car.

"Two folks were fighting," said Cpt. Jon Rogers with the Summerville Police Department. "One gentleman pulled out a gun while the gentleman was pulling out and shot several times into his car."

Police say after he was shot, the victim managed to drive a couple of more blocks in the trailer park. They say he actually got out of the car with a couple of bullet wounds, ran to a nearby trailer and asked for help.

"He was alert, he was talking and he just told us somebody shot him and came here for help because he is my son's friend."

The shooting happened near a Summerville school and as a result, Summerville High School and Gregg Middle School were placed on lockdown for about an hour as a precaution.

"We had him come in, pressed towels to his head to stop the bleeding to his head," she said. "He was alert, he was talking and he's the one who asked us to call the police and EMS."

The victim was taken to MUSC. There is no word on his condition.

"He said for us to call EMS," the woman said. "He was shot in the head and the arm."

The shooter is still on the loose, which is why the two schools were locked down temporarily. The suspect is described as a black male with dread locks who was wearing a white shirt.

"He didn't say why. We don't know," the woman said. "He just said I guess him and the guy got into it. Somebody just shot at him and the victim came here for help."

The victim is fortunate that his friend's mom was home and the bullets that blasted his windshield didn't kill him.

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