Four homes hit during shooting in Horry County; police investigating

Updated: Mar. 20, 2019 at 2:51 PM EDT
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HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Horry County police continue to investigate after some homes were hit during a shooting Tuesday night.

Horry County Police Lt. Thomas DelPercio said officers responded to two shots fired calls in the area.

One shot fired call was reported at Heminway Chapel Road, and the other was at Hallie Martin Road, in the Conway area. The two addresses are about five miles apart.

According to an HCPD report, the victims on Hemingway Chapel Road told police they were about to go to bed when they heard several gunshots and a number of projectiles had hit the house.

Police found several bullet holes in the home, the report said. One of the exit points was behind the front door, while several more were found in a bedroom. A bathroom window was also struck.

A woman in the bedroom told police she was watching television on the bed when the shots rang out.

“She stated that she rolled off of the bed onto the floor and opened the bedroom door and crawled into the living room,” the report stated.

Almost 30 minutes later, just before 10:30 p.m., police got a call about the shots fired on Hallie Martin Road. According to a report, three homes had been hit.

Charles Small lives in a development just off Hemingway Chapel Road and said he heard the shots Tuesday night while he was on the phone with his sister.

“Why are these people shooting in my neighborhood. That’s what was going through my mind,” he said.

Some neighbors said it’s not uncommon to hear gun shots in the area.

“You hear that a lot in this area, mainly on the weekends actually, but for it to be late at night on a weekday, that’s kind of unusual," Small said.

Michael Sicurella was watching TV in his home nearby when he heard the shots.

“I heard about four or five gun shots in rapid succession,” he said, “It sounded maybe about a half a block away.”

DelPercio said that no one was hurt in the shooting. No one has been arrested and it’s not clear if the two scenes are related.

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