‘Traffic-related shooting’ leaves one dead early Saturday off Hwy 9

‘Traffic-related shooting’ leaves one dead early Saturday off Hwy 9
A patrol car on Highway 9. (Source: HCPD)

HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) - Horry County Police are still conducting a traffic-related shooting investigation off Highway 9 and Log Cabin Road.

The Horry County Coroner’s Office Confirms at least one person was killed as a result of the incident.

Horry County Deputy Coroner Chris Dontell identified the victim as Rashawn Smith, 18, of Tabor City, North Carolina. An autopsy is scheduled for Sunday.

Details are extremely limited at this time but officials say more information will be released as early as Saturday afternoon.

Highway 9 in that area was closed to traffic in both directions briefly, according to HCPD Public Information Officer Mikaya Moskov, but has since reopened.

Stay with WMBF News as we work to learn more.

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