MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) – Myrtle Beach police are searching for people involved in a shooting and stabbing that left two people hurt.
Officers were called Tuesday afternoon to the food court area of Coastal Grand Mall for a fight.
Myrtle Beach police Cpl. Tom Vest confirmed that they are investigating it as both a shooting and stabbing.
Police said two people were hurt, but the details of their injuries have not been released.
WMBF News spoke with Dallas Stotles, a mall employee, who said she saw one of the victims run out just after he was hurt.
“I was like, ‘What happened?’ And a customer was like, ‘I think he just got stabbed.’ So I went around to look and he was injured, definitely, he was bleeding,” said Stotles.
Officers said that the people involved in the shooting ran from the scene before they arrived.
Police spent nearly three hours on the scene talking with witnesses both in and outside the mall while escorting shoppers to their cars located near the crime scene. Part of the mall did remain open during the investigation, but the food court and movie theater were shut down.
Police took one person into custody in connection to the shooting and stabbing. Officials said the name of that person will be released after formal charges are made.
Authorities added that they located the small black four-door sedan that was connected to the incident.
Police expected to release more information on the investigation into the shooting and stabbing on Wednesday morning.
Anyone with any information is asked to call police at 843-918-1382.