"Don't tell them who shot me."
That's what 19-year-old James Foster told his girlfriend as he was being loaded onto a stretcher after being shot early Friday morning, Charleston police said.
Foster was shot in the 1000 block of Quarrier Street after a "Pre-Multifest Party" held at Timothy's Bar in the basement of the Quarrier Diner. Foster admitted to drinking in the bar, despite being underage.
Foster was alert and conscious when he was found walking near the Clay Center, away from the site of the shooting, said Lt. Steve Cooper with the Charleston Police Department. However, Foster wouldn't give police any information about the shooting.
"The victim just refuses to cooperate," Cooper said.
Charleston Mayor Danny Jones called a press conference about the shooting on Friday afternoon, calling the shooting, "an outrageous case of frustration on our part."
Two stray bullets hit the City Services Center building on the McFarland Street side, leaving bullet impressions and cracking the glass. Officials estimated the damage was at least $1,000.
Jones was not happy about a flyer for the party telling prospective attendees, "Charleston PD will be in the building."