Authorities are investigating the shooting death of a James Island man outside a Fort Johnson Road community gathering spot late Friday.

The shooting was described as a drug deal gone bad, and authorities are alarmed by the power of the weaponry involved. As many as 15-20 shots were fired.

Two men who wrecked in a bullet-holed vehicle while trying to flee the scene were questioned in the case but later released. They remain persons of interest.

The dead man's identity was expected to be released later.