SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCBD) – Authorities are investigating after a woman was found dead next to a vehicle on Brighton Park Boulevard early Tuesday morning.
Berkeley County Sheriff Duane Lewis said deputies responded to the scene around 5:12 a.m. after an individual discovered a female near the edge of the road.
“At this point, it appears that she had been shot but we don’t know all of that right now. The coroner is examining right now,” the sheriff said during a news conference at the scene.
Sheriff Lewis said it appears the woman was alone inside the car, but investigators are still collecting evidence to determine what happened.
Deputies spent much of the morning canvassing the area looking for witnesses and anyone who may have information about what happened.
They are also looking for a suspect, but details have not yet been released.
Brighton Park Blvd. was closed for several hours during the investigation. It reopened to traffic around 8:30 a.m.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office or Crime Stoppers of the Lowcountry at 843-554-1111.