Woman denied hotel room number shoots self in bathroom

Woman transported to local hospital after shooting herself in the shoulder at the Beach Cove Resort
Woman transported to local hospital after shooting herself in the shoulder at the Beach Cove Resort

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) A woman is in the hospital Thursday morning after shooting herself in the shoulder at a North Myrtle Beach resort.

According to North Myrtle Beach spokesperson Pat Dowling, a middle aged woman entered the lobby of the Beach Cove Resort at 4800 South Ocean Boulevard Thursday morning. The female then asked the front desk staff to give her the number of the room in which her husband was allegedly staying.

The hotel staff explained they are not permitted to release that information unless authorized to do so.

After being told that the hotel staff could not provide her with the room number, the woman went into a restroom off the lobby and shot herself in the shoulder with a gun, says Dowling.

Although there was a lot of blood, adds Dowling, the wound is not considered life threatening at this point. At this time, authorities have not said if the woman is from the beach area or visiting from out of town.

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