Four in custody, several injured after shooting on Ocean Boulevard

Published: May. 18, 2020 at 12:25 PM EDT
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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - The Myrtle Beach Police Department is investigating a shooting in downtown Myrtle Beach Sunday evening.

Cpl. Tom Vest with MBPD says it happened in the 1100 block of North Ocean Boulevard.

Officials say the call came in around 7:15 p.m.

Vest says four people are in police custody in connection with the incident.

MBPD officials also say there were several injuries in the incident. Police say those injuries are not life threatening, and those people are being treated at the hospital.

Vest says right before the incident happened, two officers on patrol in the area drove through the intersection of Mr. Joe White Avenue and Ocean Boulevard.

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MBPD says because officers were nearby, they were on scene within 49 seconds of the incident and were able to detain three subjects within 12 minutes. A fourth person was detained shortly thereafter.

Police Chief Amy Prock released a statement, saying, “This act of reckless violence was committed with no regard for other visitors. This senseless behavior will not be tolerated and those responsible will be held accountable.”

Myrtle Beach Mayor Brenda Bethune also responded to the shooting. Click here to read her full statement.

This story will be updated with more information when it becomes available.

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