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Police: Woman found fatally shot near Tanger Outlets was an escort

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - North Charleston police say the woman found dead near the Tanger Outlets late Monday was an escort with an ad on

Police spokesman Spencer Pryor said officers were called out to the 4800 block of Tanger Outlet Boulevard shortly before 11 p.m. after receiving reports of a shooting.

Officers, and some civilians, arrived on scene to find the escort dead from gunshot wounds in the roadway. "We were just in Walmart, and we came out and saw the police and everything, and we asked what happened, and [then] we saw a woman stretched out on the ground dead," said one woman at the scene.

Witnesses told police they saw a white man and white woman walking up behind the victim when they heard a "pop" sound. That's when they saw the man and woman take off running from the scene, carrying a bag. Police say the two were last seen climbing into a dark-colored SUV driven by a third suspect, which was stopped on Hotel Road.

A helicopter was called to the scene, but no suspects were found.

Pryor said investigators do not believe the attack was random. He also said the victim was a "transient resident of an area motel" and "was not in the area to patronize any of the retail establishments."

The investigation is ongoing.

The Charleston County Coroner's Office has not released the name of the victim.

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