One person hospitalized in shooting, Charleston police say

Charleston police are investigating a shooting that left one person wounded.

Shots were fired in the area of Rutledge Avenue and Huger Street around 12:15 a.m., police said. An officer heard as many as eight gunshots but found no sign of suspicious activity, according to an incident report.

About 15 minutes later, more shots were reported by a woman who told a dispatcher someone had run through her yard on Huger Street, police said.

An officer found a crowd had gathered in the area and spotted a man clutching his left side, a report stated.

Antwan Earl Johnson, 28, of Romney Street had been shot twice in the area under his left arm, with both rounds passing through his body before exiting, a police report stated.

“That boy, he shoot me,” Johnston is quoted in the report as saying. “They shoot me and ran.”

Johnson, however, told officers he didn’t know who shot him or why, police said.

He was transported to Medical University Hospital for treatment following the incident, police said.

Detectives are gathering information regarding possible suspects, but no arrests have been made, police spokesman Charles Francis said.

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