Authorities are trying to sort out how a Calhoun County man was shot after he left an Orangeburg night club.
The 32-year-old St. Matthews man was shot once in the chest, authorities say. He was taken to the Regional Medical Center where his condition prevented his speaking with investigators.
A witness told investigators that he and the victim were at the Corner Pocket Club at the intersection of Stilton Road and Goff Avenue around 4 a.m. Saturday when the victim left with someone unknown to him, according to an Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office incident report.
About 30 minutes later, the witness said he began looking for the victim so the two could leave. He was told the victim had left.
The witness drove to a nearby residential complex to look for the man. When he didn’t find him, he drove home.
A short while later, the victim called the witness, saying he was walking into the yard and needed help. He said he had been shot.
The witness looked outside and saw the victim had suffered a gunshot wound to the chest. The victim then collapsed.
Loading the St. Matthews man into his vehicle, the witness transported the man to the hospital where deputies later arrived to begin their investigation.
Back at the Crawford Street neighborhood, investigators searched for evidence that might indicate where the man had been shot.
No crime scene was found, indicating the man may have walked some distance before arriving at the house.
If anyone has any information on the shooting, they are asked to call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC or the Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office at 803-534-3550.
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