One man dead after Summerville shooting

Christina Elmore/ Police responded to 203 Lilac St. shortly before midnight Wednesday and found a 36-year-old black man dead.

Summerville police are investigating a shooting that left one man dead Wednesday night.

Police responded to 203 Lilac St. in the Robynwyn Subdivision shortly before midnight and found a man dead, police Capt. Jon Rogers said.

Dorchester County Coroner Chris Nisbet identified the man as 36-year-old John Elliot Hancock.

Hancock was struck several times, and was pronounced dead in the front yard of the residence, Nisbet said.

Witnesses told police they saw a mid-sized four-door brown or silver sedan leave the area at a high rate of speed.

The vehicle had several people inside, Rogers said.

Anyone with information can call Summerville police at 871-2463 or Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.