‘I was scared’: Neighbors on edge after deadly shooting in Conway area neighborhood

Published: Feb. 14, 2022 at 9:10 AM EST|Updated: Feb. 14, 2022 at 4:36 PM EST
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HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – Police are investigating a deadly shooting that happened Sunday night in the Conway area.

The shooting happened around 9:45 p.m. near Lovell Court, according to Horry County police spokesperson Mikayla Moskov.

Neighbors, who didn’t want to be identified, described the moments that shots started ringing out in their normally quiet neighborhood.

“We were in the house; we heard a couple of gunshots go off. We were lying in bed for the night. My boyfriend looked out to the window, and we saw a couple of gunshots go off between the houses. I called 911. I told my son to get down at the ground,” one neighbor said.

A police report shows that when the responding officer arrived at the scene, a person was found on the side of the road suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

“I was scared, I was nervous, It was like it was a lot of emotions all at once. You just wanted to hope for the best,” said the same neighbor.

Another neighborhood resident, who also didn’t want to be identified, said they are terrified for their loved ones.

One of the vehicles damaged in a shooting in a Conway area neighborhood.
One of the vehicles damaged in a shooting in a Conway area neighborhood.(Source: WMBF News)

“There’s kids in most of the houses besides two or three. The bus stops at the end of the street. It’s quiet. Everybody knows each other. Is more of a family neighborhood that’s the reason why we moved here for so long,” said the neighbor.

Once the gunshots stopped, one neighbor said they rushed outside to help the victim. They said they used their hoodie to stop the bleeding before the ambulance arrived.

“I was more concern about a human being down there hurt,” the neighbor said. “He had kids. He was worried what he could get for his birthday. He was crying. Then he goes I can’t breathe and that he doesn’t want to die. He said, ‘Don’t let me die.’ It was pretty scary and pretty sad.”

The victim was taken to the hospital where they died around 1:30 a.m. Monday.

Two vehicles in the area were also hit by bullets, according to the police report.

Authorities have not announced any arrests or suspects in the case.

The investigation is ongoing.

Call HCPD at 843-248-1520 or the department’s tip line at 843-915-8477 with any information.

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