Strip club dumpster diver shot playing with gun, per North Charleston Police

Generation X Cabaret, Cross County Road, North Charleston (Google Earth).jpg
Generation X Cabaret, Cross County Road, North Charleston (Google Earth).jpg

Police say a man who claimed he was shot in a North Charleston robbery early Tuesday morning made up the story.

North Charleston Police say the man actually shot himself when he and a friend started playing with a handgun behind Generation X Cabaret, a strip club on on Cross County Road.

The victim and three others said they had been going through the strip club's dumpster when the gun play started, per police.

After questioning, police say the four people involved claimed they came up with a story of the victim being shot during a robbery, and decided to drop him off at a McDonald's on Ashley Phosphate Road.

The victim and a woman were found walking together along Ashley Phosphate shortly before 8:30 a.m. Tuesday after calling to report the shooting.

The victim suffered a single gunshot wound to is abdomen, according to police.

The investigation of the incident is ongoing.


Police were called to a North Charleston McDonald's for a reported shooting Tuesday morning.

Officers responded to the restaurant on Ashley Phosphate Road near Interstate 26, according to Charleston County Consolidated Dispatch.

The initial call was made at 8:24 a.m.

It's unknown if anyone was seriously hurt or where the shooting may have taken place.

ABC News 4 has reached out to a spokesperson for the North Charleston Police Department for additional information.