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Vehicle shot at while traveling on I-26 Thursday morning

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The victim said that one mile prior to the Ashley Phosphate exit the grey vehicle pulled beside him and began to fire out of the front passenger window at his vehicle. The victim said that one mile prior to the Ashley Phosphate exit the grey vehicle pulled beside him and began to fire out of the front passenger window at his vehicle.
CHARLESTON, SC - Thursday around 3 a.m. police were dispatched to the area of I-26 westbound near the Ashley Phosphate exit for reports of a vehicle being shot at while driving on the interstate.

When officers arrived the victim told police the suspect exited onto Ashley Phosphate in a grey car.  Police found one bullet hole in the front driver's side door and another on the door just in front of the driver's side mirror of the victim's white 2012 Hyundai.

The victim told officers that he was traveling westbound on I-26 in either the number 2 or 3 lane when he observed a grey car coming up behind him fast in either the number 1 or 2 lane. He said that one mile prior to the Ashley Phosphate exit the grey
vehicle pulled beside him and began to fire out of the front passenger window at his vehicle. Washington believed he heard 6-7
gunshots. He stated that after the gunfire erupted he swerved into the shoulder and the car sped past him. Washington stated
that he observed the suspect vehicle take the Ashley Phosphate Rd exit but could not tell which way he turned off of the exit.
Washington was also unable to provide any further description of the suspect vehicle or its occupants.

According to police the victim said that he was in Bay Side Apartments in Downtown Charleston earlier visiting a female. From there he stated he drove to Russeldale and attempted to find someone selling marijuana. Washington stated that he was unsuccessful in locating anyone selling marijuana so he left and got onto I-526 and then onto I-26 westbound to go home. Washington stated that he did not notice anyone following him and did not have any knowledge of anyone wanting to harm him.

If you have any information regarding this incident contact CRIMESTOPPERS at 554-1111 or 1-888-CRIMES-SC.
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