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Man shot during armed robbery, Surfside Beach police look for suspect

SURFSIDE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – The search is on for the suspect involved in an armed robbery and shooting in Surfside Beach that sent one man to the hospital. Police are asking for the community's help, to come forward with any information that would help them solve this case.

The incident happened Monday night just after 7 p.m. at the intersection of 5th Avenue N Extension and Azalea Drive. The 26-year-old male victim was found lying in the road with a gunshot wound to the shoulder. He was taken to the hospital and released with just superficial injuries.

Crime tape still remained at the scene Tuesday afternoon. Many people living in the area told WMBF News they had no idea someone had been shot right outside their doors until police arrived on scene.

The victim told police a man in a dark colored vehicle approached him on the street, demanding money. The suspect reportedly got away with an undisclosed amount of cash, shooting the victim before leaving the scene.

The incident has some people who live in the area concerned.

"It's scary when it's so close to where you live," Amanda Price said.

She's lived in the Surfside Beach area for a couple years and said this kind of incident is unusual, but it has certainly left her shaken.

"We put screws in the top of our windows so they couldn't get open, and it was hard to sleep last night because I was nervous that maybe he's still out here," Price said.

Authorities have released very few details about the suspect or the person's vehicle.

SBPD Chief Rodney Keziah stated “This is still and on-going investigation. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call investigators at 843-913-6368.”

Stay tuned to WMBF News to bring you more on this story as it develops.

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