Charleston police responding to West Ashley shooting, 1 reported victim

Charleston police responded Wednesday evening to a fatal shooting on North Avalon Circle in West Ashley, according to spokesman Charles Francis.

Officers got the call about 5:40 p.m. One male was found dead, but no other information was released. He has not yet been identified by the Charleston County Coroner’s Office.

Police were gathering information regarding any suspect or suspects, Francis said.

The death is the fifth homicide this year in the city of Charleston and the 22nd in the tri-county area.

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