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by The Press and Standard | September 30, 2016 5:00 am
Last Updated: September 28, 2016 at 10:58 am
Police investigating two gun fire reports
Members of the Walterboro Police Department dealt with two reports of gunfire over the weekend.
The department was sent to the intersection of Springwood and Colleton Loop Sept. 24 at approximately 6:30 p.m. People in the area told police that they had heard multiple gunshots but could not pinpoint where the incident had occurred. Then Sept. 25, shortly after 4 a.m., city officers and deputies from the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office responded to a gunfire report in the area of Wichman Street and North Lemacks Avenue. The first caller reported hearing multiple gunshots outside her Wichman Street home and then hearing additional gunshots farther away. That report was followed by other calls from residents in the areas of Warren Street and Breland Street.
Law enforcement officers searched the areas but did not find any spent cartridges, suspects or damage.
Home hit by gunfire
A drive-by shooting report brought deputies to a residence on Sheldon Court Sept. 23 at 3:43 a.m. The female resident told deputies that she was asleep when she was awakened by multiple gunshots outside the residence.
Officers searching the area reported one bullet entered the home through a living room window. A second bullet hit the front porch floor. Deputies also found one spent shell in the home’s driveway and five more in the road.
Shooting report investigated
Members of the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a residence in the 800 block of Gadsden Loop Sept. 22 at 1 p.m. by a report of a shooting. When deputies arrived at the home, the reported victim of the shooting and the alleged suspect were gone.
One witness said a group of people were outside the residence when a car pulled up. A man and woman exited the vehicle and an argument began. The witness said the man pulled a handgun and shot at her uncle. She believed he was hit in the leg.
After the shooting, the suspects fled in their vehicle. Her uncle, she said, got in his vehicle and drove off.
A second witness told the officer that he believed it was the female occupant of the car who fired the shot.
Shortly after deputies had began their interviews, they were informed that the reported victim had arrived at the Emergency Department of Colleton Medical Center. But, medical center personnel advised, the man had not been injured by a gunshot.
Walterboro home burglarized
A man visiting his father’s Godley Street home the evening of Sept. 23 contacted the sheriff’s office after finding that the home had been targeted by intruders.
The man said when he arrived at the home he noticed that the doors to a workshop were unlocked. When he checked inside, he found that exercise weights and equipment worth an estimated $2,400, a $1,500 refrigerator, $300 microwave, a $400 kitchen stove and a set of tire rims were gone from the residence.