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New details from shooting at Goose Creek shopping center

This file photo from outside the Diamond Cutz on St. James Avenue was provided by Google Earth Pro.

The Goose Creek Police Department has provided new details about a shooting Thursday at the Pineview Shopping Center on St. James Avenue.

According to an incident report, a Goose Creek Police officer went to the shopping center after reports of gunshots and a possible armed robbery at one of the businesses. Police later determined there had not been an armed robbery.

On the scene, the investigating officer says a witnesses told him they saw a man who appeared to have been shot come into the parking lot from behind the shopping center, then get in a car with two other men and leave the scene on Highway 176.

The officer reported seeing blood on the pavement near where witnesses said the car, a charcoal-colored Chevrolet Camaro, was parked.

Police later learned the victim, since identified as Raekwon Lamar Williamson, had been taken to Trident Hospital.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call (843) 572-4300 or Crime Stoppers at (843) 554-1111.

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[EDITORIAL NOTE: A previous version of this story published Thursday, April 20, listed the location of this shooting incident as a barbershop in the Pineview Shopping Center. The report was based on preliminary information from a press release sent by the Goose Creek Police Department (GCPD). On Friday, April 21, GCPD released new information clarifying the location. The story has been updated to reflect the new information.]


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