A man told North Charleston police officers that he shot at two carjackers because one had pointed a gun at him as they stole his vehicle Sunday night.
No one was thought to have been hurt in the shooting about midnight outside the St. James Crossing Apartments at 6520 Dorchester Road. The vehicle was found abandoned in Moncks Corner. No one has been arrested.
The victim, who wasn't named, told officers that he dropped off a cousin at the apartment complex, then parked his vehicle. The car was still running as he walked toward the apartment building and saw two men approaching him, he told the police.
"He returned back to his vehicle and retrieved a handgun and ran inside the apartment," a statement from the North Charleston Police Department said. "He observed the suspects enter into his vehicle. He exited the apartment and pointed his handgun towards the vehicle advising the suspects to stop."
As the carjackers drove off, the victim said one of the thieves pointed a gun at him through the windshield. That's when the victim fired several shots as the car sped off.
Police officers said they found no sign of suspects where the vehicle was found in Moncks Corner.
No further information was available.