A man was shot in the throat early this morning at an apartment complex near Summerville, according to the Dorchester County Sheriff's Office.

Maj. John Garrison, a sheriff's spokesman, said deputies responded about 5 a.m. to reports of gunfire at the Haven Oaks Apartments, which is northwest of Orangeburg and Boonehill roads.

Deputies found a wounded man outside the complex. That's where they think the shooting occurred, Garrison said.

The man was transported to Medical University of South Carolina, where he underwent surgery. Whether his wound was life-threatening was not immediately known.

Nobody has been arrested in connection with the shooting.