North Charleston police are investigating a security officer’s report that a man shot at his vehicle Thursday at 9701 Patriot Boulevard.

Shortly after 3 a.m., officers were dispatched to a construction site at that address after the security reported the incident, police spokesman Spencer Pryor said.

The guard told police he was sitting in his security vehicle inside when a man walked up, Pryor said, As the guard got out of his vehicle to confront the suspect, the man fired one round, striking his security vehicle, he said.

The suspect then fled on foot, Pryor said.

Police have not identified the guard or the company he works for.

Dorchester District 2 posted a message on their Facebook page this morning at around 10:30 a.m. The post stated:

“At 6:30 a.m. when Pye Elementary administrators arrived at school, a news crew was in front of the school reporting on the incident. The Principal has been in constant contact with police and has taken precautionary measures to put staff on alert and had maintenance and custodial conduct a sweep of school rooms and bathrooms. There is a heightened police presence in the area and there is a SRO at the school today. However, there is no indication that the alleged suspect is still in the area and police do not feel there was any danger to the school. Mrs. Williams has sent out a Parentlink message to parents reassuring them that all is well at the school and they are following a normal schedule.”

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