LADSON, S.C. (WCBD) – Authorities are investigating a deadly shooting that happened shortly after midnight on Sunday.
Officers with the North Charleston Police Department were dispatched to the Harborstone Apartments in Ladson around 12:15 a.m. after 911 operators received multiple calls regarding the sound of gunfire.
One person told police she heard gunshots around the 700 building and then heard a woman scream.
Based on a heavily redacted report from NCPD, investigators spoke with witnesses who described seeing an altercation between one victim and suspects – at one point, a group of young men opened fire on the victim’s vehicle, causing injury to the victim.
While still on scene, police said they were notified that a gunshot victim had arrived at a local hospital suffering from gunshot wounds.
That person was later pronounced dead. Charleston County Coroner Bobbi Jo O’Neal identified the victim as 18-year-old Joseph Wright Jr. from North Charleston.
Officers located several casings in front of the 7000 building where the victim’s vehicle was located and gunfire damage to a separate vehicle.
An investigation is ongoing.