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Police: Man with PTSD struck by pellet gun transported to hospital

(Source: KOA campground) (Source: KOA campground)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Police responded to KOA campgrounds Friday in reference to an assault involving a man who was struck by a pellet gun.

Upon arriving, officers met with the victim who said he was shot in the right arm by a possible pellet gun. His arm was swollen and skin was raised. The victim was transported to Grand Strand Medical hospital for possible mental health issues, according to Police.

The wife of the man who was shot with the pellet gun says, her husband was driving around a golf cart Friday when he got shot. The wife also said, he is a combat veteran and suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a mental health condition that is triggered by a terrifying event, more commonly with military veterans.

Officers checked the area and did not find anything. Police say this is the second incident involving a pellet gun in a short period of time, another incident involved two minor children being struck.

Police say, there was no suspects in both incidents.

According to police, security and management are actively searching for the person responsible. 

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