Cops: Man wounded in North Charleston shooting shot before

North Charleston police are investigating a shooting that wounded a person late Tuesday night.

Emergency crews were called to Tires for Hire, 5323 Rivers Ave., shortly before 10 p.m. following reports of shots fired near the business, an incident report said.

A bicyclist flagged down an officer near Rivers Avenue and James Bell Drive and reported that he came across someone lying on the ground.

The bicyclist initially thought that the person had fallen down, but he then discovered that the person's clothing was covered with blood, according to the report. A wooden walking cane was by the man's feet, police said.

Officers identified the wounded man as 52-year-old Samuel Williams of James Bell Drive.

Officers located bullet wounds to Williams' right leg, stomach and chest. He told police that he was shot by a man in a black hoodie. The shooter was riding a bicycle, he told police.

According to police spokesman Spencer Pryor, Williams was previously wounded in a 2012 shooting.

In that incident, police officers responded to an Elder Avenue home around 4 a.m. on March 17 after gunshots fatally struck Anthony Gailliard Sr., 57, of Hollywood, and wounded three others.

Two men and one woman were taken to Medical University Hospital for treatment. Gailliard died at the scene around 4:15 a.m., authorities said.

Police charged Derrick Scott, 21, of Old Pine Circle, with murder, three counts of attempted murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime and armed robbery in connection with that incident. Police also charged Scott with possession with intent to distribute cocaine and possession of a pistol with an obliterated serial number, reports state.

Pryor said a suspect has not been identified in the latest shooting.

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