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Teen shot in N. Charleston ran to police for help

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Pictured above is Marquiese Lawrence. He was shot in the shoulder Thursday night. (Scott Garrand/WCIV) Pictured above is Marquiese Lawrence. He was shot in the shoulder Thursday night. (Scott Garrand/WCIV)
Dominique Owens (Provided) Dominique Owens (Provided)
Editor's note: A previous version of this story reported the shooting victim as an 11-year-old. That information was provided by the North Charleston Police Department and was incorrect.

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- Marquise Lawrence is a huge basketball fan. The 13-year-old Morningside Middle School student was walking to play basketball with a friend when he was shot near the 1900 block of Clement Avenue Thursday evening.

He says it was a stray bullet. He heard several gunshots. As he ran away, he was grazed on his shoulder. He knew what it was -- he had been shot.

The teen says he didn't stop running. He said he saw police officers in the area earlier in the day and ran to where they were for help.
 
North Charleston Police Department spokesman Spencer Pryor says the shooting was sparked by an argument between two women.
 
During the argument, a male acquaintance of one of the females pulled out a handgun and fired several shots. One of the bullets hit the teen. Investigators with the police department have identified those two women as Ciera Williams and Dominique N. Owens. The man with the gun has been identified by officials as Benjamin Davis.
 
Lawrence, known by his friends as "fatboy," was taken to MUSC with non-life threatening injuries. After spending eight hours in the hospital, he was back home by 3 a.m.

Dominique Owens was arrested and charged with accessory to attempted murder before the fact. An arrest warrant has been issued for Davis for two counts of attempted murder.

We will have much more on this story soon. Check back with ABC News 4 and watch upcoming broadcasts for the details.


  • Jon Bruce

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