North Charleston man charged in drive-by shooting
A 23-year-old North Charleston man is accused of shooting two people early Friday in a drive-by shooting.
Winston Dunham of Belmont Court is charged with two counts of attempted murder in connection with the shooting, police said. He also is charged with two counts of possession of a firearm during a violent crime, failure to stop for blue lights, and leaving the scene of a wreck with property damage, Charleston County jail records show.
Authorities responded to an apartment on Ashley Shores Drive shortly before 1 a.m. following reports of shots fired in that area, according to police spokesman Spencer Pryor. The apartment is located less than a half mile west of Azalea Drive.
Two wounded people at the scene reported to police that they were standing in front of an empty apartment when someone fired several shots from the passenger window of a silver-colored Dodge Avenger.
One of the people struck by bullets was transported to Medical University Hospital for treatment, Pryor said. The other refused medical treatment, he said.
Shortly after the shooting, officers saw the suspect vehicle at a gas station at Reynolds and Rives avenues, police said.
Spotting police, the vehicle's driver sped from the scene and ran a red light, Pryor said. The driver then lost control and crashed into two parked vehicles on Tulip Street, he said.
The driver ran from the wreckage but was tracked down by authorities. A pistol was also located during the pursuit, Pryor said.
Dunham is being held at the Charleston County jail pending a bond hearing.