Officer-involved shooting reported in North Charleston, search underway

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — Charleston and Dorchester County Sheriff's Office deputies, along with North Charleston Police Department officers are searching Friday for a suspect in a reported officer-involved shooting in North Charleston, officials say.

The shooting was reported around 3:45 p.m. Friday. A deputy opened fire at a wanted suspect, according to Maj. Eric Watson with the Charleston County Sheriff's Office.

It's unclear at this time if the deputy is with the Charleston County or Dorchester County Sheriff's Office.

Law enforcement is currently looking for the wanted person in the Gables of Charleston mobile home park off Saddlebrook Drive near Patriot Boulevard and Ashley Phosphate Road, which is in the Dorchester County portion of North Charleston.

Fort Dorchester High School was placed on lockdown because of the incident, and dismissal postponed while law enforcement searches for a suspect. The lockdown was lifted shortly before 5 p.m.

This is a developing story and will be updated.


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