Bullets hit 2 N. Charleston homes near scene of Sunday shootout

Two houses in North Charleston were hit by gunfire early Wednesday, less than a mile from where a rolling gun battle began Sunday that ended with a woman being killed.

No one was injured in the fusillade of bullets that hit the homes Wednesday, and police said it was not known if the shooting was related to the weekend homicide.

North Charleston officers were called to Suffolk Street about 4 a.m. to check out a report of gunshots, police spokesman Spencer Pryor said. The area is off Dorchester Road just east of Interstate 26.

Police did not provide an estimate of how many shots were fired, and the incident report has not been released.

Seven residents called 911 and reported hearing as many as 20 gunshots. The calls, released Wednesday afternoon, were similar to calls from Sunday’s shootout.

One caller reported that there were five black “kids” who ran west on Accabee Road after the gunfire. Another caller said she woke up to the sound of shots and two bullets had come through her front door.

A man called dispatch and said there was “somebody down,” but Pryor said police did not find any victims or suspects when they responded.

The area is in the Dorchester Terrace neighborhood, about a mile from Waylyn, which is on the western side of I-26 — the scene of the gunbattle on Mother’s Day.

The shootout on Sunday began near Constitution Avenue and Lawrence Street. Several callers throughout Waylyn reported it to 911.

Dena Brown, 36, of Goose Creek was fatally shot in a drive-by after one of the shooters apparently mistook her car for one involved in the gun battle.

Brown was shot at the intersection of Ashley Phosphate Road and Northwoods Boulevard.

There have been no arrests in either shooting. The Grass Roots Committee and Operation Chill Out-My Life Matters plans to hold a press conference at noon Thursday for a call to action to cease fire and to address issues on black on black crime in local communities. It will be held where Brown was shot, according to a media release.

Anyone with information about the incidents is asked to contact the North Charleston Police Department at 554-5700 or Crime Stoppers 554-1111.

Melissa Boughton contributed to this report. Reach Dave Munday at 937-5553.