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Reported shots fired on Hawthorne Lane, Myrtle Beach police respond

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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) –  Police responded to Hawthorne Lane in Myrtle Beach Wednesday afternoon after shots were fired, according to Lt. Joey Crosby with the Myrtle Beach Police Department. 

Officials are calling it a discharge of a weapon - shots were fired, but no one was injured. Police said the suspect either fired the shots in the air or at the ground. Neighbors nearby said they think the suspect was on the phone when he fired the shots.

The suspect then hid inside a house on Hawthorne Lane. After a few minutes, officers say the suspect surrendered to police.The person detained is being questioned, Crosby said.

No one was injured in Wednesday’s incident on Hawthorne Avenue, which is between 64th and 65th avenues north.  

Residents said they were shocked to hear this happen in their neighborhood. One person indicated there were six shots fired right in a row.  

It was just the latest incident involving guns over the past few days that Myrtle Beach police have responded to.

In the past five days, there have been five separate shootings involving four victims. The Hawthorne Avenue incident represented a case of shots fired.

Also on Wednesday, a man was taken to the hospital after being shot while sitting in his car.

Earlier in the week, on Monday, police responded to an attempted robbery in which shots were fired. While officers were responding to that incident, they received a call for another attempted robbery in the area where one person was shot.

Over the weekend, there were two separate shootings in Myrtle Beach where two people sustained non-life-threatening injuries. 

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