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Arrest made after man gets shot outside SC Waffle House

A man was shot in the leg and neck while leaving the Waffle House on Cherry Road in Rock Hill early Saturday morning, police said.

ROCK HILL, S.C. — A Chester man is facing charges in connection with the shooting of a person outside a Waffle House in Rock Hill, police said. 

Rock Hill police were called to a shooting at the Waffle House on Cherry Road around 3 a.m. on Aug. 20. When officers arrived, they were told by a group of people that the victim was taken to Piedmont Medical Center after being shot twice. 

Investigators said the victim was leaving the restaurant when a man in the parking lot pulled out a gun and shot him in the neck and leg. The suspect, identified as 25-year-old Vernon Hughes, of Chester, allegedly sped away from the scene in a white sedan. 

Hughes was arrested in Lancaster County on Aug. 25 and charged with attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime. He was denied bond and is being held in Rock Hill. 

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The victim is expected to recover, Rock Hill detectives said. Any person with information is asked to call the Rock Hill Police Department immediately. 

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