Coroner identifies man killed in Northwoods Mall theater parking lot shooting

Coroner identifies man killed in Northwoods Mall theater parking lot shooting
Police officers at the Northwoods Mall theater Friday night after a reported shooting. Source - Live 5 News

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The Charleston County coroner has identified the man killed last Friday night in a shooting in the Northwoods Mall theater parking lot.

Harry Pinckney, 23, of Walterboro died on scene from a gunshot wound, according to deputy coroner Shane Bowers.

Officials with the North Charleston Police Department say at 9:48 p.m. officers responded to the front parking lot area of 2181 Northwoods Blvd. at the Northwoods Stadium Cinema for a shooting.

When officers arrived they found Pinckney lying in the parking lot, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.

“The victim succumbed to his injuries,” NCPD officials said.

Shortly after, officers located a vehicle that had apparent damage from gunshots and another victim suffering from gunshot wounds at the Exxon gas station on 2330 Ashley Phosphate Rd.

“This individual was transported to the hospital for treatment,” NCPD officials said. “At this time, officers are in the preliminary stages of the investigation.”

NCPD police said all four people, including the victim, are from the Walterboro area. Police say they went to the parking lot to make a drug deal.

“During the illegal transaction, the two victims were shot. One victim was left at the scene, while the second victim and other occupants of the white vehicle traveled to the gas station where they were contacted by police,” added a spokesperson for NCPD.

No additional information about a suspect or suspects is available at this time but anyone with information on the shooting is asked to contact the North Charleston Police Department or CrimeStoppers.

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