Press Release - Shooting - 05/14/2012

News Media,

On 05/14/2012 at about 10:30 AM, our agency received a call of gun shots fired in the area of Vine and Lee Streets.  Responding officers found two people who had been shot.  Eric Dowell, 31 and Dwight Robinson, 56, both sustained gunshot wounds and were transported to area medical facilities for treatment. The initial investigation indicates that someone was shooting at Eric Dowell, and that Robinson was struck by a stray bullet. 

Chief Hearnes said this appears to be related to other shooting calls we have recently received, but the victim is not cooperating, and no witnesses have come forth. No arrests have been made. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Charleston Department of Public Safety at (573) 683-3737.

Authority:   Robert Hearnes, Director