Drive-by shooting, escaped inmate

NORTH CHARLESTON — One person has died and two others were hurt in a drive-by shooting in North Charleston.

Police told local media outlets that officers were called around 2 a.m. Sunday by a report that two vehicles were on a city street, with those inside shooting at each other.

Officers found the two vehicles wrecked a short time later. They say the front-seat passenger in a car died from gunshot wounds. The Charleston County coroner’s office says the victim was 28-year-old Franklin Williams Jr.

Two other people in the car were hurt. Their names have not been released.

Police said they found illegal drugs and weapons in the car.

Officers are working to identify the people in the second vehicle. No arrests have been made.

FLORENCE — State authorities are looking for an inmate who escaped from the Palmer Pre-Release Center in Florence County.

The South Carolina Department of Corrections tells media outlets 26-year-old Seth Allen Grooms escaped Sunday evening. He was serving a five-year sentence for second-degree burglary. Apprehension efforts are now underway.

Grooms is a white male with medium build, brown eyes and black hair. He is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 215 pounds. Grooms has a tribal skull and dream catcher tattoo on his left arm.

Anyone with information on Grooms’ whereabouts is encouraged to call toll-free Fugitive Apprehension Unit number at 877-349-2130 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. After 5 p.m., dial 803-896-2258, or contact local law enforcement.

GREENVILLE — An upstate Islamic group has taken to the streets of Greenville to condemn the attacks on Paris.

Multiple media outlets report “Muslims Against ISIS” rallied Sunday from One City Plaza. The Islamic Society of Greenville says they were joined by people who aren’t of Muslim faith but who stand with them. The group says they criticize any attack made by terror groups.

Many attendees held signs with messages like, “Not in my name,” and “Muslims condemn ISIS.”

Akan Malici, an associate professor at Furman University, addressed the crowd, calling ISIS an enemy of humanity. He spoke about how Muslims have been killed by ISIS and are fleeing for safety.