A Charleston man was killed and another man was wounded after gunfire erupted on America Street early Tuesday.
Luther Tyrese Taylor, 29, of 9 America St., was pronounced dead at Medical University Hospital at 1:32 a.m. from a single gunshot wound to the head, authorities said.
Charleston police officers patrolling the area heard the gunshots about 1 a.m. A resident told police the shots were fired in the area of 9 America St., according to an incident report.
Officers found Taylor lying on his stomach near the driveway in front of 7 America St.
As officers investigated they learned that a second victim had been shot in the arm and leg, and was taken to the hospital in a sport utility vehicle that one officer saw speeding and running red lights.
Police later determined that Nathaniel Reid, 23, of North Charleston was shot in his right arm and right leg, according to the police report.
He was treated and later released from the hospital.
Witnesses said they heard multiple gunshots.
Investigators found multiple rounds, including one in the front door of the 7 America St. house and another in the SUV.
The killing is the first of the year in Charleston.