According to a press release from the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office, deputies are currently investigating vandalism at a third church on James Island.
Shortly before 9:30 A.M. on Friday, July 24, deputies were dispatched to 602 Riverland Drive on James Island to investigate a report of vandalism to Mt. Sinai Evangelistic Church.
Deputies say they found about five bullet holes in the front window of the church.
The bullet holes were originally found by a church member who reported the vandalism to the Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies say the incident occurred sometime between Wednesday, July 22 and the morning of Friday, July 24. The church was empty when the incident occurred and there were no other signs of vandalism done to the church.
Charleston County Sheriff’s Office detectives and crime scene investigators are investigating the incident to determine if the recent vandalism to nearby AME churches are all connected.
The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office is working with other Law Enforcement agencies, including SLED and the FBI, in the investigation.
If you have any information, please call Crime Stoppers at 554-1111.