Charleston police have set up a perimeter around St. Andrews Garden Apartments in West Ashley and are hunting for a gunman who shot a man shortly before 5 p.m. today.

The victim has been transported to Medical University Hospital, police said. Police have not released the man's identity or information on the severity of his wounds.

The incident was reported at 4:52 p.m. at the apartment complex at 1385 Ashley River Road.

The suspect is described as a black male wearing a black and white striped shirt, black shorts and dreadlocks.

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