I have no idea if Charleston has a gun problem or not, but I was curious to see how many incidents would occur over the next year.
I do not claim that this list is comprehensive (it's hard to find every single gun-related incident). If you know of a story that is missing, let me know.
If I saw a story about someone being shot - whether self-inflicted or not - it was added to this entry. I also provided the type of gun used (when that information was available).
You can draw your own conclusions from this list...
2013 Charleston-area Shootings
- James Island man shot gun into air on New Year’s Day.
- .40-caliber Smith & Wesson
- Ravenel man dies after accidentally shooting himself while cleaning guns.
- SLED charges Bennettsville man with shooting death of 8-year-old son.
- SC woman shoots self while seeking gun in purse.
- Charleston police investigating downtown shooting (1/7/13).
- Alleged shooter: 15-year-old made fun of my sister (St. Stephen).
- No concrete info on the two guns used. Article mentions at least one was a pistol.
- Accidental shooting in Walterboro.
- 4 wounded in Goose Creek shooting.
- Two wounded after shooting at Ashley Phosphate intersection
- 1 injured in W. Ashley shooting, police investigating
- Coroner identifies 21-year-old shot, killed in N. Charleston.
- 64-year-old man shot 3 times in the head (Ridgeville).
- Two people injured following shooting in Moncks Corner.
- Police: Gunshot wound reported at North Charleston hotel self-inflicted.
- Suspect sought following shooting on I-526.
- 1 dead in shooting outside Berkeley Co. cafe.
- Shooting death in Johns Island.
- Police investigating after motorist reports being shot at on I-26.
- Two shot, one killed in early morning shooting.
- Walterboro 12-year-old accidentally shot while playing with shotgun.
- Stretch of I-26 in N. Charleston scene of several recent shootings.
- Schools placed on lockdown after North Charleston shooting sends one to the hospital.
- Shots fired near Rivers Ave shopping center.
- Man accused of firing shotgun at downtown home.
- Close call for baby after man fires rifle inside apartment.
- Budweiser delivery truck driver shot in N. Charleston.
- Police investigate second North Charleston shooting.
- CCSO: Man seeks help for gunshot wound at fire station.
- Cops: Teen, juveniles shot at while driving in W. Ashley.
- SLED investigating officer-involved shooting in Orangeburg.
- Cops return to scene of latest fatal N. Charleston shooting.
- From 3/21: 5th shooting in 4 days in North Charleston.
- Police investigate shooting near R.B. Stall High School.
- Shooting in North Charleston.
- North Charleston police searching for gunman who they say shot man in the leg.
- Man kills himself during traffic stop near Goose Creek.
- Police investigate bullet holes found in North Charleston home.
- Police: Gun found next to woman's body in N. Charleston.
- Report: Woman says 'You ain't gonna leave me like that', shoots boyfriend in leg.
- Charleston man arrested on weapons charges.
- One person shot after apparent Summerville home invasion.
- Police, sheriff's office investigating shots fired in West Ashley.
- Charleston County deputies investigating shooting at Johns Island store.
- Gunman sought after robbery at check-cashing business
- Handgun used, No shots fired
- Police investigating shots fired in North Charleston.
- Mother, children unharmed after man fires into apartment.
- One wounded in shooting in Goose Creek, police say.
- Mount Pleasant man arrested after witnesses say he dropped Jeep top, shot it and threatened witness.
- Motorcyclist accused of firing at officers in chase through North Charleston.
- Two injured in shooting at Ladson residence.
- Dozens of shots fired outside Club Pluto.
- SWAT takes man into custody after reports of shotgun fire.
- Police investigate North Charleston shooting.
- Police: Man shot in face during dispute over parking space.
- North Charleston police: Gunman failed in attempt to rob people remodeling house.
- Deputies identify suspect in Goose Creek shooting.
- 1 wounded in Berkeley County shooting.
- Teen charged for shooting in Summerville home invasion.
- Convenience store clerk shot and killed on Savannah Highway.
- North Charleston police seek suspect in Kenwood Drive shooting this morning; one man wounded.
- CCSD: Several schools on lockdown for shooting in area.
- Search on for suspects after clerk shot inside Knight’s Food Store on Rivers Avenue.
- Police: Fugitive crashes SUV after robbing woman at gunpoint.
- Cops: Teen shot brother in back during argument.
- Authorities investigating Ladson double shooting.
- One person shot outside club in Ladson overnight.
- Police: Man shot outside apartments in West Ashley.
- Teen shot in testicles taken to MUSC.
- NCPD investigate possible murder-suicide.
- Repo man allegedly shot at while trying to repossess vehicle in North Charleston.
- North Charleston suspect charged with shooting at another man during holdup outside Greyhound station on Dorchester Road.
- Questions remain after 3 die in violence at North Charleston motorcycle accessory shop.
- Charleston police investigating downtown shooting.
- Man found shot on Clements Ferry Road
- 3 cars hit by stray bullets in North Charleston club shooting.
- Vehicle shot at multiple times in N. Charleston, one injured.
- Two people shot at on I-26 following downtown rap concert.
- One dead, two injured after early morning shooting on Meeting Street in Charleston.
- Goose Creek woman fatally shot on her birthday.
- North Charleston police investigate murder.
- Downtown shooting sends one to hospital.
- Two unrelated shootings injure five in Goose Creek.
- Cops: Man fired shot at victim over car's loud music.
- Man, 19, dies from wounds received in North Charleston shooting; police upgrade charge against suspect.
- NCPD investigating possible drive-by shooting.
- Cops: Man points gun, threatens to kill taxi driver over fare.
- Man wounded in Balsam Street shooting, Charleston police seek suspect.
- Man dead after being shot outside of nightclub.
- Two injured in shooting in downtown Charleston.
- Cops: Video game players terrorize 9 teens at James Island home.
- Police: Man accidentally shot himself while cleaning Glock pistol in Hanahan.
- Police arrest suspect after fatal shooting in N. Charleston.
- Charleston police arrest suspect in armed robbery on Wateree Drive.
- Family identifies baby shot by older brother; mom issued $38K bond.
- Report: Man killed over spilled beer, fight.
- Police: Man fires shots into ex-girlfriend’s trailer in North Charleston.
- Police investigating fatal Summerville shooting.
- Woman wounded in driveby shooting in Walterboro.
- Cops: 63-year-old fires multiple shots outside Mt. Pleasant hotel.
- Official: Dorchester Road body result of fight, shooting Thursday night.
- Deputies searching for suspects who shot at Summerville home.
- Man shot outside North Charleston nightclub.
- Man faces drug charges after report of shots fired.
- Police: Man shot in leg near Park Circle.
- NCPD: Man injured in drive-by shooting.
- Police called out to shots fired at Citadel Mall.
- Charleston police investigating deadly West Ashley shooting.
- Teen arrested for murder after missing man's body found.
- Shots fired after apparent argument in Moncks Corner.
- SLED investigates deputy-involved shooting on James Island.
- Shooting death in Mount Pleasant, according to authorities.
- Cops: Man behind bars for shooting victim in attempted robbery.
- Man shot in arm in downtown Charleston.
- Police respond to Downtown shooting.
- CPD: Officers respond to shooting on America Street.
- Student hit by stray bullet at Goose Creek High School.
- Downtown man charged in connection to fatal N. Charleston shooting.
- Two injured in shooting, NCPD looking for suspect.
- One person hospitalized after Summerville shooting.
- Double shooting in North Charleston, one dead.
- 32-year-old woman dies after shooting at Berkeley County nightclub.
- Sheriff's deputies, Walterboro police investigating two gang-related shootings, officials say.
- Victim of West Ashley shooting identified.
- Deputies: Man with shot gun robs pizza restaurant.
- Car accident and shooting sends one person to jail.
- Report: Gunfight outside motorcycle club injures bystander.
- Report: Bullet holes found in car, driver spits out drugs.
- Police: Teen injured in shooting, suspect arrested.
- 4 injured during shooting, fight outside SC bar.
- Police: 13-year-old shoots teen during argument over gangs.
- CCSD officials say shots fired *NEAR* Burns Elem. School.
- N. Charleston drive-by shooting leaves victim in critical condition.
- Investigators responding to shooting in North Charleston.
- Off-duty North Charleston firefighter injured in accidental shooting, spokesperson says.