HCPD identifies person of interest in Horry Co. shooting

Horry County, SC - HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Investigators with the Horry County Police Department have identified a person of interest  believed to be connected to a Tuesday night shooting.

According to Lt. Raul Denis, spokesman for the department, officers were dispatched to reports of a shooting at 3898 Hickman Rd. just after 8 p.m. Upon arrival, officers found a 55-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound.

Officials say the victim was immediately transported to an area hospital to receive treatment for his injuries.

While police are in the beginning stages of the investigation, Denis has confirmed a person of interest has been identified and in police custody.

The identity of the suspect and their relation to the victim have not been made public.

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