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Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office

A Honeysuckle Drive man said he took a seat in his recliner around 6 a.m. Friday and then heard multiple gunshots outside of his home, according to a sheriff’s office incident report.

The man called deputies to report the incident at 9:53 p.m. The man told deputies he waited to report the incident because he felt the sheriff’s office wouldn’t do anything.

The report says three bullets struck the house around the front door: one at the top left corner and one on each side of the doorway. The man’s recliner faced the front door.

One of the bullets went into the house and struck a picture hanging on the wall.

The man told deputies that he found and collected a projectile earlier in the day, but he’d misplaced it.

The case remains under investigation.

In a separate incident, an Orangeburg man reported at 10 p.m. Friday that someone fired shots at him while he was leaving a family gathering at a Shillings Bridge Road home, according to a sheriff’s office incident report.

The man said he saw the gunman at the family gathering, but did not say anything to him.

He got into his car and began to leave. That’s when he saw the gunman standing between two houses and shooting at his vehicle, the report said.

A shot shattered the rear driver’s side window of the man’s 2014 Dodge Journey.

The man said he heard the gunman fire five shots.

The case remains under investigation.

Orangeburg Department of Public Safety

An Orangeburg man reported Saturday night that someone cut and removed catalytic converters from three vehicles he parked at JTs carwash at 2209 Magnolia Street, according to a police incident report.

The man successfully tested the vehicles’ engines on Thursday because was preparing to ship them to Africa.

He started the engines again on Saturday and noticed an unusual sound.

The catalytic converters are missing from a 2006 silver Acura MBX, a 2002 black Acura MDX and a 2002 black Mitsubishi Montero Sport.

The total value of the stolen catalytic converters is $3,600.

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Martha Rose Brown covers crime and other topics. The South Carolina native has been a journalist for the past 16 years.

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