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Man shot in argument, Victim hospitalized in Summerville incident

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Friday, August 26, 2011

SUMMERVILLEm SC - Harsh words followed by two gunshots just down the road from Summerville High School put one man in the hospital and an entire community on edge Thursday as police searched for the shooter.

A man was rushed to a hospital with two gunshot wounds Thursday morning after police said he was behind the wheel of this car that was shot at in the South Main Street Mobile Home Park off Green Wave Boulevard in Summerville at about 10 a.m.
Two men were arguing at the South Main Street Mobile Home Park shortly before 10 a.m. when one of them got into a car, Summerville police Capt. Jon Rogers said.

The other man fired two shots through the windshield, striking the victim in the head and torso, authorities said. Rogers said the victim drove to a mobile home two streets over.

The woman who lives at that home said the man who was shot was a friend of her son. He knocked on their door and asked them to call 911. He had been shot in the head and arm, she said, but was alert.

"He's like family," she said. "He and a guy got into a fight. He came over here for help."

They brought him into the house and called authorities. Blood was still on their door and in their family room. She did not want to be identified.

The shooting victim, whose identity was being withheld by police, was transported to Medical University Hospital, Rogers said. There was no word on his condition.

Several nearby schools were in session at the time of the shooting, and authorities immediately placed them on lockdown. Summerville High School, Gregg Middle School, the Adult Education Center and Dorchester School District 2's administrative offices were locked down, according to a release from the school district.

The lockdown was lifted after about 30 minutes and schools resumed a normal schedule.

Police searched the area for several hours, looking for the shooter, who was described as a black male with dreadlocks, about 5 feet 6 inches tall, wearing black shorts and a white T-shirt.

No one was arrested, Rogers said. Police did not name a suspect. Rogers said the case is still under investigation.

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