UPDATE – Lt. Matt Hughes with the North Charleston Police Department confirmed that the shooting was an isolated incident.
He went on to explain that two of the victims have non life-threatening injuries while one victim is in critical condition.
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Police confirm they are responding to a reported shooting at Northwoods Mall.
The shooting happened at around 1:36 pm.
North Charleston Police officers and Charleston County Sheriff’s deputies entered the mall and ensured that the scene was secure.
Officials say there are three victims, two females and one male, who were found suffering from gunshot wounds.
On-scene treatment was provided and the victims were transported to the hospital for further treatment of their injuries.
One man who witnessed the shooting says he was shopping with his daughters and nephew, when they heard loud pops. As stores started acting quickly when shots were fired … he says he and his family evacuated from the back of the store.
“I saw a guy with a big balloon at first and then we heard the first pop. We thought it was the balloon at first. Everyone around us stopped to see what was going on and then we heard two or three more shots,” says Randy Smalls, who was a witness.
Officers have determined that an individual, seen in the photo below, is the suspect in the incident.
According to officials, the shooting happened in a common area of the mall.
The North Charleston Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying the individual.