Tuesday, March 5, 2013
A Palm Street resident remained hospitalized at the Medical University of South Carolina on Tuesday, the day after he was shot inside his home.
Georgetown police say the victim, a 36-year-old man from 613 Palm St., is expected to recover.
Police were sent to the residence at about 10 p.m. Monday and were met by a woman who said her boyfriend had been shot by an unknown individual.
Officers found the victim on the floor of his bedroom with blood coming from his groin area. A nurse later told police he had been shot in the pelvis.
The woman said there was a knock on the door and when she opened the door, the man who knocked asked to speak to her boyfriend. She went to the bedroom to get him. Moments after he left the bedroom is when the woman said she heard the gunshot.
The victim ran back in the bedroom yelling that he had been shot.
The woman said she ran to the front door but the suspect was gone.
The victim was rushed to Georgetown Memorial Hospital where police were able to speak with him briefly before he was transported to MUSC.
He told them the shooter was black man wearing a hoodie who was about 5-foot-six-inches tall.
When the victim was asked if he had any known enemies, he said no, the report states.
Police spoke with a neighbor of the victim who said he looked out of his window after hearing the gunfire. He said the car he saw leaving the scene was an older model with lights on all four hubcaps.
Police Capt. Nelson Brown said investigators have spoken to witnesses and they do not believe this was a random act.
Anyone who has any information that could help investigators is urged to call 545-4300.
By Scott Harper
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