Man shot, killed in North Charleston late Wednesday
A 25-year-old man shot to death in North Charleston Wednesday night was on his way to visit an acquaintance when he was ambushed by two men, police said today.
The two men emerged from the end of Wales Court in Collins Park Villas and opened fire shortly before 10 p.m., police spokesman Spencer Pryor said.
Officers found the wounded man lying face-down, partially underneath a parked red truck in the driveway of 4224 Wales Court, Pryor said. He was later pronounced dead.
The Charleston County Coroner's Office has not identified the dead man.
The investigation remains active, but police have made no arrests in the killing, one of five shootings to occur in the city in the past four days.
The shooting occurred in a neighborhood of earth-toned brick and wood townhouses on streets with British-sounding names, near the intersection of Dorchester Road and Michaux Parkway.
According to a statement from police, witnesses said they heard several shots and later saw at least two males running from the area.
Four neighbors, who would not give their names, said they knew of no witnesses to the shooting but that several people ran outside after hearing gunshots.
One woman said she heard six shots in all. That woman said she overheard the victim's aunt tell police that he had just arrived home and was apparently ambushed as he was getting out of his car.
Police tape fluttered in the breeze outside of a pair of town homes this morning. Shattered glass was strewn across a driveway along with a pool of drying blood.
No one answered the doors of either units and a complex worker said she had no information on the incident.
Two neighbors said police had been called to a disturbance in that same area about two weeks ago. Police did not immediately have information on that incident.
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