Authorities: Suspect fled after wounding man in Waffle House shooting

Charleston County sheriff’s deputies are investigating a shooting that occurred during a fight at a Waffle House.

Maj. Eric Watson said the shooting happened about 6 a.m. at the restaurant located at 3565 Savannah Highway, near Main Road. He said two men were involved in a verbal argument that escalated into a physical fight and ended in one of them being shot in the parking lot.

The suspect fled the scene in an unknown type of vehicle. The victim was taken to Medical University Hospital, where he is still recovering from his injuries, according to Watson.

Melissa Boughton contributed to this report. Reach Angie Jackson at 843-937-5705. Follow her on Twitter at @angiejackson23.