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Report: Man crashes after being shot while driving in Loris

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LORIS, SC (WMBF) – A 28-year-old man was shot as he was driving down Highway 9 Bypass in Loris Monday night. The man crashed his car into a ditch after being shot and was found by police on the front porch of a home on Highway 66, according to an Horry County Police report.

When police arrived at the home, they found the victim lying on the porch, covered in blood, the report states. He told police that he picked up a man at a store on Highway 701 and as he was traveling on Highway 9 Bypass, a vehicle came up beside him and began shooting at him.

The victim said after he was shot, he wrecked his car on Highway 9 Bypass. The victim could not describe the car that the shots were fired from, the suspect or suspects in the car or the man that was riding with him.

"He couldn't describe that car for us. He said he didn't know who was trying to shoot him. He didn't know who the guy was he had as a passenger, so it's a complicated case to say the least and we don't have a lot to go on right now," said Lt. Raul Denis, of the Horry County Police Department.

Police spoke to the residents of the home on Highway 66, who said the victim knocked on their door saying he had been shot. One of the residents called 911, but no one went out onto the porch due to being afraid, the report states. The woman who called 911 said she didn't know who the man was or what exactly happened to him. She only heard him yelling about being shot.

Horry County police are increasing patrols in that portion of the county after more shootings than usual so far this year, Lt. Denis said.

"We're concerned about the number of shootings going on over there and so is the community and we need help to try to get a grip on the whole situation over there," he said.

Police are asking anyone with information about this incident to call 843-248-1520 or the Tip Line at 843-915-TIPS (8477).


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