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UPDATE: Police seek person of interest in gang-related shooting at Pure Ultra Club that injured five

The scene of the shooting. (Source: Ashley Talley) The scene of the shooting. (Source: Ashley Talley)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Five people were shot at the Pure Ultra Club at 803 Main Street in Myrtle Beach early Saturday morning, according to Myrtle Beach Police.

The shooting was reported at about 2:33 a.m., Lt. Joey Crosby said. Five victims are receiving treatment for their injuries. Four of the victims were bystanders. One was treated at the scene, three were treated and released from the hospital and one is still being treated at the hospital. His condition is unknown.

According to a police report, officers have developed a person of interest and are pursuing warrants on a man between the ages of 25 and 30. He has a medium build, standing 5 feet 9 inches or 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing between 175 and 185 pounds. He has short hair and a goatee and wore a baseball hat and a long-sleeve shirt.

Officers are currently processing evidence and interviewing potential witnesses in their investigation of this incident, Lt. Crosby said. Police will release more information as it becomes available.

Myrtle Beach Police prohibited parking around the superblock in Myrtle Beach from 2 a.m. to 6 a.m. beginning Sunday in response to the shooting.

The city found in 2015 the area between 8th Avenue North, Broadway, 501 and Main Street, has a handful of bars and nightclubs it feels play a factor in crime, and hinder other businesses from moving in. City council passed an ordinance to put a halt on issuing business licenses for new clubs or bars which allow more than 150 people from setting up shop in the area.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call MBPD at 843-918-1382.

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