Two people shot through car window on I-26

Published: Aug. 7, 2012 at 10:56 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 7, 2012 at 10:30 PM EDT
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NORTH CHARLESTON (WCSC) - North Charleston police are looking for a gunman after a shooting injured two people driving in a car on Interstate 26 early Tuesday morning.

The shooting happened around 2:30 a.m. near the Remount Road exit.

Officers responding to the incident found two men, one of whom had been shot, inside a silver Ford Taurus. Two women, one with a puncture wound to the leg, were standing outside the car.

The 25-year-old shooting victim said he had been to Club Pulse and his girlfriend got into an altercation with some men. The man said as he was driving home, he noticed that they were being followed by a Chevrolet Impala with a spoiler, so he went to get off on the Remount Road exit.

The victim said a man with long dreadlocks leaned out the passenger-side window and fired at least two shots at the car.

A police report states that the victim said that he was driving, yet authorities say he was found in the front passenger seat when officers arrived. According to investigators, when asked if he was driving, the victim started to say yes, then stopped and said it was the 19-year-old woman who was driving.

Investigators say the 19-year-old woman's account of the incident was different from the victim's.

The woman said she had gotten into an altercation at the club, but would not say what it was about. According to the woman, she was the one driving the vehicle when the shots were fired.

The woman told police that the suspects shot several times into the air before shooting at the their vehicle. Investigators say the other woman on scene gave a similar story.

Authorities say they found two bullet holes in the vehicle, one in the driver's side front door and one in the driver's side rear door. Police are continuing the investigation.

If you have any information about this shooting, call the North Charleston Police Department or Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111.

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