911 calls released in Johns Island fatal shooting

(Alan Garmendia/WCIV)

JOHNS ISLAND, S.C. (WCIV)-- One person is dead after a shooting on Cynthia Avenue Wednesday night.

The{} Johns Island neighborhood was lit up with blue lights and surrounded by crime tape. An ABC News 4 crew on scene early Thursday morning could see crime tape blocking an area of Cynthia Avenue just off Maybank Highway.

There were also two vehicles in the road that appear to have wrecked.

Officials with the Charleston County Sheriff's Office confirm that one person is dead after a shooting at that location. The identity of the victim has not been released.

According to the CCSO, deputies responded around 11:35 p.m. to Cynthia Ave. to investigate shots fired in the area. They were advised "that unknown occupants in a black in color vehicle were involved in an altercation in the roadway with unknown suspects and shots were fired."

A report from the CCSO says they found a black Mercedes that had crashed into a white pickup truck and the black driver of the Mercedes was "slumped over the wheel with an apparent gunshot wound."

Deputies tell us the victim was taken to MUSC where he died of his injuries. They also tell us a second black male was found "with multiple injuries to his head." He was also taken to MUSC.

Sheriff's deputies are still investigating a motive for the shooting. The Charleston County Coroner's Office is conducting the autopsy.

In 911 calls released on Thursday, witnesses tell dispatchers that they heard men fighting outside of their Cynthia Drive homes before gunfire erupted.{} One of the callers took precautions to make sure they were protected.

"We have already pulled our weapons out just in case someone were to come into our house," he told dispatch.

In the last call released, a man claiming to be the brother of the shooting victim says he ran from the scene.

"They started beating on us," he said, out of breath. "My brother is dying, man!" When asked where his brother was he said "Yeah, he's lying on the ground, he's shot!"

Incident reports from the CCSO identifies the brother as 17-year-old Jujuain Hemingway. He told police that he and his brother "got lost during their travels and ended up being shot at."

Anyone with knowledge or information regarding this incident is asked to call the Charleston County Sheriff's Office at (843) 202 - 1700 or Crime Stoppers at (843) 554-1111.

We'll continue to update this story as information becomes available.