Colleton County sheriff's deputies are searching for five men in connection with a shootout this week near Walterboro that police believe is gang-related.
According to Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Amye Stivender, the following men are wanted:
Dylan Davarn Brown, 21, of Hershey Circle in Summerville, on three counts of attempted murder, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime and felon in possession of a firearm.
Raheem Jamal Henderson, 23, of Braly Drive in Summerville, on seven counts of attempted murder, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime and felon in possession of a firearm.
Tyrell Keron Jackson, 22, Savage Street in Walterboro, on seven counts of attempted murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.
Matthew Rashaun Jones, 19, Wesley Grove Road in Cottageville, on three counts of attempted murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.
Charlie Edward Martin, 21, of Mount Olive Road in Green Pond, on three counts of attempted murder, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime and felon in possession of a firearm.
The charges were handed down in connection with a shooting Tuesday in the Green Pond community just outside Walterboro.
Authorities were called to the Ashepoo Grocery gas station on Ace Basin Parkway shortly after 3 p.m., Stivender said.
Witnesses told deputies that two groups of men had engaged in a shootout in the parking lot, and that at least two people were struck by bullets.
While en route to the gas station, members of the Colleton County Criminal Investigations Division and the Special Response Team pulled over a suspect vehicle traveling on Green Pond Highway.
A 19-year-old man inside the vehicle was bleeding from two gunshot wounds, Stivender said, and paramedics took the man to Colleton Medical Center for treatment.
Three other people in that vehicle were detained, Stivender said.
Investigators have linked the incident to a another shooting that occurred earlier Tuesday in Walterboro.
According to an incident report from Walterboro Public Safety, police responded to the area of Green Pond Highway and Beachwood Road around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Two people had suffered gunshot wounds to their legs, police Maj. Ken Dasen said.
Witnesses reported that someone fired the shots from a white vehicle. A man with a gun also was seen running through a nearby wooded area, the report said. Police identified that man as Kareem Risher, 17, of Walterboro.
According to the report, Risher admitted firing a pistol, but he told police he did so only in self defense.
Police arrested Risher and charged him with discharging a firearm within city limits, Dasen said.
Two other suspects also were arrested in the case. Rashaan Donaldson, 18, of Walterboro, and James Pierce, 18, of Smoaks, are charged with attempted murder, according to the report.
Investigators believe the shootings are gang-related, Stivender said. Both incidents remain under investigation, she said.