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North Charleston recorded its third homicide of 2019 after a person was shot to death in the parking lot of a manufacturing facility Thursday night. 

Officers were called shortly after 7 p.m. to a report of a male suffering from gunshot wounds in the parking lot of the Cummins Turbo Technologies plant, 9051 Palmetto Commerce Parkway, said Spencer Pryor, a North Charleston police spokesman. 

The victim was pronounced dead after officers arrived, Pryor said.

Witnesses told investigators the victim came out of a warehouse and into the parking lot, he said. A vehicle drove up and its occupants opened fire, striking the victim before fleeing. 

Information about the suspects and vehicle they were in was not available Thursday night. 

The shooting was the third homicide in North Charleston Police Department jurisdiction in 2019 and the 14th in the tri-county, according to a Post and Courier database.

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Gregory Yee covers breaking news and public safety. He's a native Angeleno and previously covered crime and courts for the Press-Telegram in Long Beach, CA. He studied journalism and Spanish literature at the University of California, Irvine.