Man killed following shooting near Myrtle Beach Manor believed to be bystander, police say

Man killed following shooting near Myrtle Beach Manor believed to be bystander, police say

HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – Horry County police believe the man killed in a shooting near the Myrtle Beach Manor was a bystander, department spokesperson Mikayla Moskov said Wednesday.

The shooting happened in the early morning hours of Saturday, Jan. 2. Police previously said a related car crash occurred during the incident.

According to the Horry County Coroner’s Office, 28-year-old Peter E. Franco, of Myrtle Beach, was killed.

Officials said Franco, who was involved in the crash and the shooting, died at the scene. Two others were injured.

Police now believe Franco was a bystander.

An autopsy found that the victim died from internal injuries from a gunshot and there were no fatal injuries from the vehicle crash, according to information from the Horry County Coroner’s Office.

Authorities have not announced any arrests in the case.

Moskov added the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone who witnessed the shooting or has any information is asked to call HCPD at (843) 915-8477.

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