Robber at Hollywood restaurant shoots man, pistol-whips boy, 11, who hit him

A robber shot a man and pistol-whipped an 11-year-old boy when the child tried to fend off the criminal during a Sunday night heist at a Chinese restaurant in Hollywood, sheriff’s deputies said.

None of the victims at China Fun II suffered life-threatening wounds, and nobody had been arrested, the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office said Monday.

The robbery was reported around 10 p.m. at 6336 S.C. Highway 162, which is near the S.C. Highway 165 intersection.

A frantic woman unlocked the restaurant’s door for arriving deputies, an incident report stated. A 44-year-old man lay behind the counter, suffering a gunshot wound in his left forearm and also bleeding from the left hip. The boy was bleeding from the left side of his head.

A stranger had walked inside with a gun, but the boy hit him with an “object,” the report stated. That’s when the robber opened fire on the man and used his pistol to hit the boy’s head.

The gunman then ran out.

He was listed in the report only as a black man wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, standing about 5-foot-6 and weighing 150 pounds.

Maj. Eric Watson, the sheriff’s spokesman, said that anyone with information about the robbery should call Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111 or the Sheriff’s Office at 843-202-1700.

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