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Victim in deadly shooting on Waccamaw Blvd. was in area on work visa, coroner says

Published: Dec. 6, 2021 at 10:58 AM EST
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HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – The victim of a deadly weekend shooting in the Myrtle Beach area has been identified.

Horry County Deputy Coroner Patty Bellamy said 32-year-old Diego Rodrigo Arias Santana was killed in the shooting on Waccamaw Boulevard early Sunday morning.

Bellamy added Santana, who was in the area on a work visa, was from Mexico.

A police report states officers were called to the shooting around 1:30 a.m. and found a man, later identified as Santana, lying half in his vehicle with a gunshot wound to the chest.

Security guards assisted officers with first aid, but Santana was soon pronounced dead by Horry County Fire Rescue.

Police have not announced any arrests or suspects in the shooting.

WMBF News has reached out to Horry County police more information on the case but have yet to hear back.

The investigation is ongoing.

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