Woman charged after shooting at North Myrtle Beach restaurant

Published: Jul. 29, 2022 at 9:57 AM EDT|Updated: Jul. 29, 2022 at 5:54 PM EDT
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NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - One person is in custody after a shooting in North Myrtle Beach on Thursday, according to police.

A police report obtained by WMBF News states officers responded to the Nacho Hippo restaurant on North Beach Boulevard at around 10:45 p.m. in reference to someone possibly being shot in the head.

Dispatchers later told police that a woman had called saying she had shot a man and was located behind the nearby Cracker Barrel.

Responding officers later found the person shot inside Nacho Hippo in the kitchen before he was taken to the hospital for treatment.

The suspect, later identified as Lafredia Todd, was found at the Cracker Barrel and admitted she placed the firearm where it was eventually found by police.

Police said Todd made “several incriminating statements out of excited utterance” once she was taken to the North Myrtle Beach Police Department.

Todd is charged with attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

WMBF News also spoke with restaurants in the area following the shooting, with some saying they’re now stepping up security measures for late-night employees.

“The best thing is to do is talk to your employees,” said Jimi Kaltsunis, General Manager at Hamburger Joe’s. “Go out as a group effort and keep your eyes on yourself, keep the door locked, nobody goes outside. Especially when they work outside at night.”

Nacho Hippo announced Friday afternoon that it would be closed for the evening and will reopen for lunch at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Online records show Todd is being held at the J. Reuben Long Detention Center as of 5 p.m. Friday.

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