1 dead following downtown Charleston shooting

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) — The Charleston Police Department is investigating following a fatal shooting in downtown Charleston.

According to department spokesman Charles Francis, the shooting at Oswego and Maverick Streets happened at around 9:35 p.m. on Thursday, May 11.

According to an incident report, officers were sent to the area of Moultrie Street in reference to shots fired. Authorities were then sent to the corner of Oswego and Maverick Streets where they found the victim, 28-year-old Derrick Barber, injured, laying on the ground.

We’re told medics transported Barber to the Medical University of South Carolina where he  later died.

If you have any information, you’re asked to call 843-743-7200 and ask for the on-duty CPD detective or Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111.

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