Police investigate late-night shooting

Teen shot in Clemson fast-food restaurant parking lot

CLEMSON — Clemson police are asking the public for information after a teen was injured in an early-morning shooting at a popular fast-food restaurant on Sunday.

Chief Jimmy Dixon said the 16-year-old victim’s name won’t be released. However, Dixon said the victim’s gunshot wound was non-life-threatening.

Dixon said the incident occurred at approximately 2 a.m. as the victim and friends were leaving the Cook Out in Clemson. As they were leaving, shots were fired in the parking lot area of either the Cook Out or Hibachi Grill China Buffet next door.

The chief said one bullet entered the rear passenger door of the vehicle where the victim was sitting, striking the victim in the leg. The victim was taken to the hospital by a personal vehicle and later released.

Clemson police say they do not feel the shooting poses any threat to the city, and the victim is not affiliated with Clemson University. Dixon said late Monday afternoon there was no new information to report.

Anyone with information about the shooting is being asked by Clemson police to call CrimeStoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.