Horry County police ask for surveillance video to help investigate Forestbrook area shooting

Published: May. 22, 2023 at 7:11 AM EDT|Updated: May. 22, 2023 at 6:23 PM EDT
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HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) - The Horry County Police Department is asking the community to share surveillance video after a shooting incident in the Forestbrook area.

HCPD officers said shots were fired between 5:30 and 6 a.m. Monday in the area of Zinnia Drive in Forestbrook.

Officers bullet holes inside and shell casings outside a house on Zinnia Drive. Shell casings were also found on Canna Trail near Bellis Drive and Zinnnia Dr.

Neighbor Sharon Madore said it was frightening to hear the gunfire in the usually quiet neighborhood.

“I was scared out of my wits. It was like it was just right there in the backyard. I thought maybe somebody was crashing into the door. I didn’t know, I have no idea,” Madore said.

Another neighbor who didn’t want to be identified said it was alarming.

“My heart was racing. I wasn’t sure if it was fireworks, is it a car backfiring or was it gunshots or something else,” the neighbor told WMBF New.s

According to HCPD, the shooter was in a dark grey or flat grey smaller SUV and came from the direction of Brookline Drive.

A spokesperson for the department said there is no risk to the community and the investigation is ongoing.

The neighbor who did not want to be identified said he hopes that if anyone saw something, they will say something.

“This neighborhood does talk a lot, like most neighborhoods around here, so hopefully if anyone saw anything, they’re going to send the video in or call somebody or tell somebody what happened,” the neighbor said.

Anyone with surveillance video in the area is asked to review their footage and reach out via dispatch at 843-248-1520 if the vehicle appears.