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NEW: Charleston restaurant in jeopardy of closing down after drive-by shooting

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A new Charleston restaurant is in jeopardy of closing down after a drive-by shooting over the weekend.

Charleston Police said Ms. Sylvia's Sandwich Shop and Pool Tables has been a nuisance since it opened a few months ago.

Things escalated over the weekend when 24-year-old Terrance Wilson was shot in the shoulder while leaving the restaurant.

Wilson has since been discharged from Charleston Area Medical Center.

Police arrested the owners on Sunday.  Emma Laughlin-McNeal and Rodney Armstrong have both been charged with operating without a liquor license, a misdemeanor.

Police executed a search warrant at the business on Sunday.  They confiscated truck loads of alcohol and other items.  Police said the restaurant does not have a liquor permit.

The owners have since bailed out of jail.  The future of the restaurant is unclear.

The shooter is still on the loose.  Call the Charleston Police Detective Division if you have any information at 304-348-6480.


One person is in the hospital as a result of a drive-by shooting in north Charleston.

According to Lt. Steve Cooper, Chief of Detectives of the Charleston Police Department, the shooting happened at Ms. Sylvia's Sandwich Shop and Pool Tables, located at 2401 West Washington Street at 6 a.m. Sunday.

Police say the victim, 24-year-old Terrance Wilson from Detroit, Michigan , was leaving the establishment and while holding the door open for some females, a vehicle drove by, firing four to six shots, hitting Wilson in the shoulder.

No one else was injured.

He was taken by a friend to St. Francis Hospital, and was later taken to CAMC General Hospital for further treatment.

His injuries are non-life threatening.

During the investigation, detectives removed massive amounts of alcohol and liquor, which this establishment does not have an operating license.

Police are continuing to investigate.

Keep checking for all the latest updates.


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