Police investigating 2nd home invasion in 3 days

Published: Oct. 17, 2012 at 11:55 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 17, 2012 at 7:30 PM EDT
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NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Police in North Charleston are investigating the second home invasion reported this week where a person was shot.

According to a North Charleston Police Department incident report, officers responded to 7583 Hunters Ridge Lane just before 1 a.m. Wednesday to find a 24-year-old man lying on the floor in an upstairs bedroom.

Police said the victim was suffering from a gunshot wound to his right thigh. A 9mm bullet casing was recovered halfway up the stairs.

Officers on scene said the victim was "talking on the phone and extremely calm, almost as if he had not just been shot."

The victim told police he was visiting the residence when he heard a loud knock at the door. The victim said he opened the door to find two black males he had never seen before, who asked him where "Daren" was.

The victim said when he told the suspects he did not know, they forced their way inside and he ran upstairs, as one of the suspects shot him in the thigh.

The victim said the suspects then ran off without taking anything.

The first suspect was described as a heavy-set man weighing roughly 320 pounds and standing about 6' tall. He was goateed, and appeared to be in his early twenties. The victim said he was wearing a black shirt with one short sleeve and one long sleeve, along with black pants and a dark blue or black knit hat.

The second suspect, the shooter, was described as a short, skinny man standing 5'6" tall and weighing about 160 pounds. That suspect also appeared to be in early twenties and was wearing a black shirt and long black pants "like Dickies," the victim said.

It is the second home invasion reported in the area in three days. On Monday, a man who lived off Tuskegee Drive was shot after two men reportedly forced their way into the home.  The Dorchester County Sheriff's Office is handling that incident.

If you have any information regarding this crime, call Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.

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