CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - The North Charleston Police Department detained four people Saturday morning following a shooting incident at Tanger Outlet Mall.
Officers say they responded to the mall at around 10:20 a.m. Saturday in reference to a report of shots fired and a vehicle collision with a building.
North Charleston Deputy Chief Scott Deckard said the vehicle struck poles in the loading dock area of one of the businesses. Police said the four people were being questioned about the incident.
Upon arrival, officers say they located the vehicle, but the occupants had fled.
At this point in the investigation, police say it is believed the occupants of one vehicle were shooting at the occupants of the other.
Deckard said their officers and Charleston County Sheriff’s Office deputies are searching for those involved in the incident. It is not clear whether the people detained are considered suspects in the actual shooting.
Tanger Outlets and Tanger Outlets Charleston say they do not have a statement on the incident.
State Representative J.A. Moore says he is encouraging local law enforcement and leadership to work out a plan before summer arrives.
“To come together and figure out what is the ways in which we can figure out solutions to what’s happening because we don’t need to wait to the summertime to come,” Moore said. “And for violence and gun violence and particularly to spike. We need to try to deal with it now.”