No suspects identified in James Island connector shooting
Police have not identified any suspects in a drive-by shooting on the James Island connector Monday morning.
One man was shot and another was cut by flying glass when someone shot at their moving car, according to an incident report.
Both reported victims suffered injuries that were not life-threatening. The Charleston Police Department did not release any information about suspects or possible motives.
The episode started to unfold at 2 a.m., according to the report.
Jasmin Hudson, 35, had just turned from Folly Road onto the eastbound connector when a black SUV pulled behind his car, the North Charleston resident later told authorities.
Someone inside the SUV started shooting, he said, and continued firing until passing Hudson’s car.
Hudson then hit the brakes, he said, and tried to shield his friend and front-seat passenger, 32-year-old Antonio Grant of Hanahan, from harm. But one bullet hit Grant in the upper left thigh.
Shattered glass cut Hudson on top of his right hand.
An ambulance took the two men to Medical University Hospital, where they were treated for their injuries. Hudson was later released, but Grant remained hospitalized for observation, the police said.
The report did not indicate whether the shooting was connected to any earlier incidents.
The document also did not state whether Hudson and Grant suspected why they had been targeted.
Police officers who responded to calls for help found the Pontiac stopped in a lane of traffic just east of the Harbor View Road exit. Some of its windows were shattered, they reported.
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