Police: Gun found next to woman's body in N. Charleston

Published: Apr. 23, 2013 at 8:29 AM EDT|Updated: Apr. 23, 2013 at 3:55 PM EDT
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NORTH CHARLESTON (WCSC) - North Charleston police say they found a handgun laying next to the body of a woman found on a sidewalk early Tuesday.

According to a police report, officers discovered the woman around 12:30 a.m. in the 2600 block of Elms Plantation Boulevard, near the Alta Shores Apartments..

The report states the woman was apparently dead from a gunshot wound to the head.  Police said they found a "revolver-type handgun" on the ground next to her body.

According to the report, the incident is being investigated as a possible suicide.  The victim has not been identified.

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