Woman shot in arm while driving
A Charleston woman is OK after being hit in the arm by a bullet shot through her car’s trunk.
The incident occurred at about 12:45 a.m. July 14 near Old State Road and Hampton Road, according to a Goose Creek Police Department incident report filed as a case of attempted murder.
The victim said she was driving with her brother and four-year-old daughter on Old State Road heading toward U.S.-78. She heard two gunshots and felt a burning sensation on her right arm. She lost control of the vehicle and drove off the roadway into a yard, according to the report.
When the vehicle came to a rest she, along with her brother and daughter, got out of the car and jumped a fence in an attempt to talk to a resident so they could call police. Not being able to contact anyone, the victim called 911 on her cell phone.
All three got back in the car, and the victim’s brother drove her to the hospital, she told police.
She said there was one shot, a short delay, then a second shot, according to the report. The victim said she did not recall seeing any suspicious vehicles or people.
An officer inspected the vehicle, parked in the carport by the emergency room entrance. Several people were standing around the vehicle.
There was blood on the driver’s side front door, which was open. There were two holes in the trunk area. One was through the license plate and the other to the right of the license plate, according to the report.
There was a third hole in the rear bumper. The investigator was unable to determine the bullets’ caliber.
There were two holes in the rear seat about the same size and consistent with the hole on the license plate, according to the report.
The vehicle was towed to police headquarters. The victim’s brother appeared distraught as he spoke with another officer. He said he did not know who shot at them and did not see anything prior to the shooting.
Police spoke to the 22-year old victim at a local hospital after the incident.
A male who identified himself as the victim’s boyfriend told police officers he did not know who shot the victim.
This man told an officer he had been shot at earlier in the year on Interstate 26. He then refused to cooperate and would not answer any more of the officer’s questions, according to the report.