Police investigating two shootings reported overnight
North Charleston police are investigating two shootings that happened overnight, spokesman Spencer Pryor said.
Dispatchers received a call about 2 a.m. from Samuel Smiley stating his vehicle was shot at on Dorchester Road near Constitution Avenue, Pryor said.
Officials from North Charleston and Charleston responded to St. Andrew Garden Apartments in West Ashley to speak with Smiley. Officers observed bullet holes in Smiley’s vehicle.
Police searched the area where the shooting happened and found several shell casings in the road.
No one in Smiley’s vehicle was injured, Pryor said.
Charleston police advised investigators that a man claimed someone shot at his vehicle about the same time outside Club Pulse, at Cross County and Dorchester roads. However, North Charleston police were at the club during that time and stated no shooting happened.
After multiple accounts of the incident, a passenger told police someone followed the vehicle on Interstate 26, then pulled beside them and began shooting.
The driver drove to Alway Street in Charleston to meet with police, and was taken to the Medical University of South Carolina with a gunshot wound to the side.
Both incidents are still under investigation. It is unknown whether the two cases are related, Pryor said.
We will continue to update this story as details are available.