Cops investigating after man shot in Summerville home invasion

RAW: Shooting in Robynwyn
Published: May. 1, 2013 at 2:57 PM EDT|Updated: May. 1, 2013 at 9:19 PM EDT
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Scene of the shooting.
Scene of the shooting.

SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) - Police are investigating after a person was shot during a home invasion in the Robynwyn subdivision in Summerville Wednesday morning.

According to Summerville Police Captain Jon Rogers, officers responded to a home on 100 Myrtle Place, near the corner of Highway 78 and North Maple Street, for a burglary in progress around 10:30 a.m.

Rogers said as officers were responding to the scene, they were informed that a person had been shot.

The homeowner said four men kicked in his door and began shooting. He was not shot, but another man at the home was hit.

"Somebody just ran in and shot at me, and I just went toward the back door, ran out and called police," said the homeowner, who asked not to be identified. "I only saw two people come in here, I don't know who they are."

The victim, who did not live at the home, then ran across the street where someone called 911, according to the homeowner.

Rogers said investigators had not determined where the shooting actually happened.

A motive for the shooting has not yet been released. Authorities say the victim was taken to a local hospital.

Law enforcement searched the area for hours following the shooting, but came up empty in terms of suspects.

Authorities describe the suspects as masked males wearing all black clothing with some of the suspects wearing camouflage. Anyone with information is asked to call the Summerville Police Department at 851-4100 or Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.

The neighborhood has been recently plagued by violent crime.  Last October, 36-year-old John Elliot Hancock was fatally shot.

Community organizers have since held anti-violence rallies and marches.

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