HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Horry County police officials said a search in the Deerfield neighborhood for four suspects reportedly involved in a shooting on Glenns Bay Road has been called off as all K-9 leads were exhausted.
Horry County Police Lt. T.J. Mueller said that search, which took place in the Deerfield neighborhood near Surfside Beach, ended with no one in custody.
Mueller added the Glenns Bay Road incident was a home invasion and shooting. One individual was taken to Grand Strand Medical Center for treatment of non life-threatening injuries.
The man who was shot told police that several men were inside a residence on Glenns Bay Road and started shooting. Three other victims at that residence also told police several men came in, started shooting, and stole money on a table in the home. Later, one of the victims told police that the suspects had been invited to the home to hang out, and they had been there for a short time before the shooting occurred.
Police said a dark, blue vehicle was seen leaving the area of Glenns Bay Road before later crashing on Lakeview Circle in the Deerfield neighborhood.
According to law enforcement, a Code Red Alert was sent out to warn residents within a mile of the area. They said there is no reason to believe there is a threat outside of that 1-mile radius.
The Code Red Alert tells people to be on the lookout and report any suspicious activity. The two suspects were believed to be on foot.
The Horry County Police Department requested the assistance of the Surfside Beach Police Department in the Deerfield incident, according to Lt. Ken Hofmann with Surfside Beach Police.
Police continue to investigate.
A couple vacationing in the area was on a tour of the Deerfield neighborhood looking at properties when they said a car sped up behind them.
"I was driving and all of a sudden, I saw a blur coming and I heard my wife saying, 'Oh my god, he's going to hit us,' and then he did," Carl McPherson said.
Their truck's driver-side door and mirror were damaged, but the couple said they're thankful they're safe.
The McPhersons described the car that hit them as what police said they found abandoned on Lakeview Circle.
They said they followed behind the car at a safe distance and described it to the 911 operator because they said they wanted to help and keep others safe as well.
"As fast as he was driving, he was only concerned about himself," McPherson said.
A woman living near where the car crashed on Lakeview Circle said she came home to find damage to her picket fence and bench in the backyard.
She said police told her the men likely ran through the yard from one side to the other, hopping over the fences along the way.