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Police: Victim shot when stopping for cigarette, man arrested for attempted murder

Dameion Alston Hakeem. Source: MBPD Dameion Alston Hakeem. Source: MBPD

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Myrtle Beach Police responded to the area of Dunbar Street and Graham Ave. October 16 in reference to shots fired and later notified of a gunshot wound at Grand Strand Regional, according to reports. One man was arrested Monday and charged with attempted murder in connection with the incident.

Police were unable to locate any evidence of gunshots being fired, however were notified later there was a gunshot victim at Grand Strand Regional.

Officers responded to the hospital to speak to the victim, who appeared to have two gunshot wounds:one in the right calf and the other in the left thigh, which fractured the femur bone, reports stated.

The victim told police he left his residence on Dunbar Street on his bicycle and stopped to get a cigarette from someone on the street in the area of Dunbar and Graham Ave. The victim then observed two males arguing, but they stopped when the victim got near them.

According to the victim, one male suspect walked toward him and said something to the effect of, "This is for you." At that time, the suspect shot the victim. The victim fell down and began pleading with the suspect. Despite having a wound in each leg, the victim only remembers being shot once. 

The suspect, 25-year-old Dameion Hakeem Alston was arrested and charged with attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, according to Myrtle Beach Police. 

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