25-year-old woman shot on Highway 78

Published: Oct. 13, 2011 at 8:27 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 13, 2011 at 3:11 PM EDT
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CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Charleston County sheriff's deputies and North Charleston police are investigating a shooting that injured a 25-year-old woman early Thursday morning.

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Investigators responded to Trident Hospital and discovered that the woman had been shot while riding in a vehicle with two other people near on Highway 78.

The victim told deputies that a second vehicle came along side and fired shots. Investigators found multiple shell casings at the scene near Shipley Street, which is about a half mile from Interstate 26.

A victim sustained injuries to her left forearm and her thigh after being shot. The victim was dropped off at the hospital by the driver of the vehicle she was a passenger in.

The shooting suspect's vehicle is described as a champagne or white in color sedan, possibly a Buick. It was occupied by two men.

Three of the four lanes of Highway 78 were closed while authorities investigated, but all lanes are now back open.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Charleston County Sheriff's Office at 843-202-1700 or Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111.

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