UPDATE: Charleston Police say there was no evidence of gunshots in the area of Señor Tequila on Thursday night. Police tell News 2 that the reports may have been misinformation by a caller.
Sgt. Elisabeth Wolfen, a spokesperson for the agency, said a large crowd formed and caused traffic issues near the restaurant off Ashley River Road.
“With the help of CCSO, officers cleared the area in about an hour with no injuries,” said Wolfsen.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The Charleston Police Department (CPD) and Charleston County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) on Thursday responded to a West Ashely Mexican restaurant after a reported altercation.
According to CCSO, deputies assisted CPD with clearing “a large amount of people” from Señor Tequila on Ashley River Road.
CPD said that the incident began with an unruly customer that staff tried to kick out of the restaurant. There were reports of gunshots fired from the road, “possibly in the direction of the patron.”
The commotion caused a crowd to gather outside and “someone ended up being pepper-sprayed by another individual… at the nearby gas station.”
The individual being pepper-sprayed was the only injury reported.
Authorities are still investigating to determine what actually transpired.
Editor’s note: This story is breaking and will be updated.