Report: Charleston PD investigating deadly shooting over weekend at Chuck E Cheese

Report: Charleston PD investigating deadly shooting over weekend at Chuck E Cheese

Dad gunned down in front of his children at Chuck E. Cheese, SC police say

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP/WNCN) – A man has died after a shooting at a restaurant parking lot near the South Carolina coast.

Charleston Police spokesman Charles Francis told news outlets the shooting happened shortly after 9:30 p.m. Saturday.

Charleston Police: Man killed in Chuck E. Cheeses parking lot may have been targeted

Lieutenant Command Duty Officer Patrick McLaughlin said the man was walking from a Chuck E. Cheese restaurant to his car with his children when he was shot.

WCBD reported that the slain man suffered multiple gunshot wounds. The man's body was lying in the parking lot next to a white car that also had at least one bullet hole.

McLaughlin said the shooting did not appear to be a random event. No other injuries were reported.

The Charleston Police Department says 32-year-old Joshua Porcher, who was killed in the Chuck E. Cheese parking lot on 1610 Sam Rittenberg Blvd Saturday, may have been targeted.

He was pronounced dead on the scene at 10:02 p.m., according to the Charleston County Coroners Office.

Investigators are still trying to determine the exact relationship between the suspect and the victim.


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