LONGS, SC (WMBF) – A wedding reception in Longs was interrupted by gunfire Saturday night after an argument between two men ended with one being shot in the back, according to an Horry County Police report.
Chad Williams, 39, is in custody in the J. Reuben Long Detention Center, charged with attempted murder. The 35-year-old victim was last known to be in stable condition, according to Lt. Raul Denis with HCPD.
Police responded to the shooting on Dogwood Road at about 9 p.m. Saturday, which happened at a wedding reception attended by about 75 guests. The two men got into an argument, which ended with Williams allegedly shooting the victim in the back with a silver revolver.
Williams, of Little River, surrendered to police later the same day.
Bryon Livingston, a cousin to the bride, says he noticed his cousin and another man fighting.
"I seen them arguing, and I started to walk over there and ask them what was going on, and all of the sudden it was like 'boop! boop!" and I ducked, and you know kids are running around, playing, you know, it's just ridiculous," Livingston explained.