Police: Fatal Loris-area shooting allegedly started as Facebook argument

Police: Fatal Loris-area shooting allegedly started as Facebook argument
Horry County Police Department vehicles (Source: HCPD Facebook page)

HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – One person is dead following a fatal shooting that began as an argument in the Loris area, according to police.

According to a police report, the Horry County Police Department said it received a call about a shooting between 6-7 p.m. on Monday near Hodge Road and S.C. 19. An officer later met the victim at the hospital, where he was given another location on Ino Drive, where the shooting occurred.

The complainant also told police the shooting began over an argument on Facebook. The suspect allegedly came over to the incident location and shot the victim.

The Horry County Coroner’s Office later identified the victim as 27-year-old Mequaia Haywood.

Officials said Haywood was shot in the abdomen before being transported to the hospital, where he died from his injuries early Tuesday.

Horry County Police are still investigating the incident. Anyone with information on this shooting is asked to call authorities at 843-915-8477.

Authorities also found a body in a field along Armview Road, also in the Loris area, on Monday. An autopsy will be performed Thursday to determine the cause of death in that case.

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