Man shot in North Charleston Wed. night dies of injuries

VIDEO: One person transported to MUSC following Montague Ave. shooting

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The coroner's office says a man who was shot in North Charleston has died.

Authorities say 21-year-old Jamal Gathers died following a shooting Wednesday night. Gathers cause of death is pending.

Police say shortly after 9 p.m., officers responded to the area of Montague Avenue and Gaynor Street for a shooting.  Officers located the victim who was on the ground next to a Chevrolet Tahoe.

Authorities say the victim was suffering from a gunshot wound and was transported to MUSC.

NCPD officials say an off-duty police captain was driving towards East Montague Avenue when they were flagged down by a woman in a van.

The woman told the captain that a man had been shot down the roadway. The captain arrived on scene and found a man on the ground suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the head. He was found by a Chevy Tahoe which was damaged by multiple gunshots.

Police say a man, who identified himself as the victim's brother, was holding a piece of cloth to the victim's head. Two witnesses told police that they were riding with the victim in the Tahoe traveling on East Montague Avenue.

The driver said he noticed a black 4-door Dodge Charger approaching from behind at a high rate of speed. According to the driver, he heard several gunshots coming from the Charger as it passed him.

The driver told investigators that he immediately pulled over, and was unable to see any of the suspects or the license plate. According to police, the driver noticed that the victim who was seated in the back appeared to have a gunshot wound to his head.

Officers say they observed multiple bullet holes in the Tahoe as well as several shell casings in the roadway.

A large police presence was spotted at the railroad tracks on E. Montague Ave blocking portions of the road as authorities investigated the scene.

A witness in the area reported hearing 7 to 10 shots.

NCPD investigators say there is currently no further information on suspects or motive.

This is the fifth shooting in two days in North Charleston. Three shootings happened on Tuesday within six hours of each other. However, officers say the shootings are not related.

Officers continue to search for the person who shot a man outside of the Clarion Inn on Dorchester Road around 4 p.m. on Tuesday.

Police are also investigating a double shooting that happened four hours later on Osceola and Cherokee streets. Officers say two people were shot in the back. They say someone jumped out of a Nissan 4-door and began firing at them.

Officers have arrested and charged two men in the third shooting that happened in North Charleston on Tuesday. One man had been shot in the face along Cricket Ct.

Christopher Fultz and Anthony Brown Jr are charged with attempted murder and weapons charges.

A fourth shooting occurred early Wednesday morning following a convenience store robbery. Police say the suspect took a store clerks gun and fired shots as he was running from the business. No one was injured. The incident remains under investigation.

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