North Charleston police investigating night club shooting
At least two people were injured early today when shots were fired at a North Charleston night club, police said.
According to a news release from Spencer Pryor, a spokesman for the North Charleston Police Department, officers were dispatched to Blue Magic Bar and Grill about 2 a.m.
Employees of the club, which is at 5101 Ashley Phosphate Road, reported that patrons were leaving the club when shots were fired near the entrance.
One person was shot in the calf and a second person was shot in the hip, according to the release. Neither injury was thought to be life threatening, the release said.
According to Pryor, one of the people struck by a bullet was a security guard at the club.
The guard told police that a fight broke out shortly before the shots were fired.
The club’s staff ordered all of the partygoers to clear the venue. Then, the guard felt a stinging sensation as a bullet hit his leg, Pryor said.
The man took cover while several more rounds were fired off. He never saw a shooter, Pryor said.
A woman later arrived at Trident Medical Center seeking treatment for a gunshot wound to her hip, Pryor said.
She told police that she was inside the club when shots rang out.
The woman felt something hit her. She looked down, saw blood and fell to the ground. Pryor said that a friend picked the woman up and drove her to the hospital.
A suspect has not been identified in the shooting, Pryor said. The incident remains under investigation.
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