SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCBD) – Authorities are investigating a Summerville shooting that took the life of 16-year-old Summerville High School student Jaquarie Nasir Perry.

Sgt. Rick Carson with the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office advised that the shooting took place near Boone Hill Road and Flowertown on Monday just after 8:00 p.m.

According to the report, officials were responding to reports of shots fired into apartments in the area of The Gates of Summerville, when a call came in about a male with a gunshot wound.

The narrative states that Perry was walking in the Flowertown neighborhood when he was shot.

Deputies located Perry, who had been brought into an apartment, laying on the floor unresponsive.

The responding Deputy administered CPR until Fire and EMS crews arrived.

At that point, first responders established that the victim was “beyond help” according to the report.

Perry was transported to the Medical University of South Carolina for an autopsy.

DCSO secured the scene and conducted a “protective sweep of the residence.”

Investigators are still seeking the public’s help in solving the case, urging “those with knowledge of the incident to come forward and talk with detectives.”

DCSO says that leads have been coming in and they are working hard to comb through each one.

We are continuing to follow this developing story.