Coroner says North Charleston woman's death not suspicious

Death investigation in North Charleston (WCIV)

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- A North Charleston neighborhood was blocked off by police after they say a woman was found dead early Tuesday morning.

A spokesperson for the North Charleston Police Department says the woman was found by an officer near Alta Shores Apartments along Elms Plantation Road just before 1 a.m. Tuesday

Residents in the area were not told much by police. One resident said she was forced to walk home because the area was blocked off to traffic.

According to a police report, the woman suffered a gunshot wound to the head and there was a gun lying next to her body.

The coroner's office has said the death{}is not considered{}suspicious, but{}the office is{}not ready to rule out another manner of death.

The woman's identity has not been released.