MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – One person was taken into custody late Tuesday night after a report of gunshots in downtown Myrtle Beach ended with the suspect trying to swim out into the ocean, according to authorities.
A WMBF News crew was at the scene around 15th and 16th avenues north shortly around 11:55 p.m. Tuesday as the search was taking place.
Myrtle Beach Police Cpl. Tom Vest said officers were investigating a report of shots fired. That investigation led them to a person who reportedly swam into the ocean and was eventually taken into custody, he added.
The suspect’s name and specific charges were not immediately available.