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Helicopter, K9 units search for shooting suspect outside Mount Pleasant

Gadsdenville Road shooting scene, Mount Pleasant (WCIV).jpg
Gadsdenville Road shooting scene, Mount Pleasant (WCIV)

Charleston County authorities are searching for a shooting suspect north of Mount Pleasant off U.S. Hwy. 17.

Charleston County Sheriff's Office deputies, K9 units and a helicopter are searching near Gadsenville Road in unincorporated area of Mount Pleasant, according to the sheriff's office.

Deputies were originally called to the area for a report of shots fired. Further details aren't available at this time, the sheriff's office says.

A white Dodge Challenger was spotted in a ditch off the side of the road in the search area, which is near Pinckney's Grocery Store.

Deputies have cleared the scene as of 12:45 p.m., believing the suspect was no longer in the area.

The incident remains under investigation.