UPDATE: Shootout at Charleston Waffle House leaves 1 dead, 1 hurt

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Sunday, July 15, 2012

WEST ASHLEY, S.C. (AP) -- One man is dead and another clinging to life after an early-morning argument escalated in a gun battle at a South Carolina restaurant.

The Charleston County coroner's office said 19-year-old Dontaye Reed of Ravenel died in the shooting.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reports that a gunman outside a West Ashley Waffle House restaurant traded shots with people inside the building around 4 a.m. Sunday.

Charleston County Sheriff's Maj. Jim Brady says deputies found two men lying in the parking lot, one dead and the other suffering life-threatening injuries.

The wounded man was taken to the Medical University of South Carolina Hospital by Charleston County EMS. His name has not been released.

A third person suffered minor injuries from a fall inside the restaurant.

(Copyright 2012, The Associated Press)

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