Charleston Police Department
Coming Street has been reopened following an early morning shooting in downtown Charleston.
According to an incident report from the Charleston Police Department, officers were dispatched to Coming Street around 6:34 a.m. Friday morning in reference to a man who stated he had been shot. After searching several locations, officers were told by a woman that her boyfriend had been shot and was waiting upstairs in a nearby residence.
Officers observed blood on the porch railing and bricks next to the front door of the building, and found the victim with two apparent gunshot wounds on his right and left upper thighs, according to the report. He was soon rushed to MUSC for medical attention.
A female witness later told police that she was speaking with the victim when he was approached by an armed suspect who demanded that the victim empty his pockets, the report states. The woman further stated that the victim began to walk from the suspect, saying, “You really gonna shoot me?” As the two men continued to walk south on Coming Street, the woman said she continued to hide in a vehicle until she heard two gunshots and saw the suspect flee.