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Home invasion leads to kidnapping, shooting

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - North Charleston police are investigating a home invasion that escalated into a kidnapping and shooting early Tuesday morning.

Officers responded to St. Francis St. shorting after 2:30 a.m. in reference to a home invasion.

According to the female victim, two armed men wearing masks and gloves kicked their way through the front door and entered the house.

She says they came in the bedroom and woke her and another man, then tied them up with duct tape. They asked the man where the drugs were, and he told them the drugs were on James Island.

Police say the suspects pistol-whipped the victim, pulled him from the bed, took him to the car, and drove off.

While on the Crosstown, at US 17 and Coming St., the suspects pushed the victim from the SUV. A car stopped in time to avoid running over him and called for help.

The victim was found with a gunshot wound to his lower right side. He was taken to MUSC for treatment.

At this time, no arrests have been made in the case.

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