One shot, another injured after drug deal in West Ashley

One shot, another injured in West AshleyThe Charleston County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a suspect after a shooting in West Ashley.

The spokesperson for the Sheriff’s Office says deputies responded to Douglas Avenue in West Ashley about 5:15 Sunday evening for shots fired, finding two men injured. One man was shot in the stomach, and the second victim was hit in the head with the gun.

Both men were taken to the hospital.

The Sheriff’s Office says the altercation happened after the two men tried to buy drugs from a third man.

douglas ave2The search is now underway for the armed suspect, but the Sheriff’s Office says this is an isolated incident. The suspect is described as a black male and was seen leaving the area in a newer-model burgundy Chrysler.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 843.554.1111 or the Charleston County Consolidated dispatch center at 843.743.7200. You can also submit a tip to us directly by visiting the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office website at http://www.ccso.charlestoncounty.org.

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