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Onlooker video captures Myrtle Beach shooting

Posted June 18

— Multiple people were injured overnight in a shooting in the heart of a Myrtle Beach tourist area, officials said Sunday.

Around midnight, police responded to reports of a large crowd gathered on the hotel-lined Ocean Boulevard. A fight broke out between two people, and officials say one man shot the other and then fired multiple rounds.

Seven people were shot and are being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Officials say a security officer shot the shooter, who fled the scene in a stolen vehicle before he was located and taken into custody.

Some officers did get caught in the gunfire, officials said, but only one minor injury was reported.

The shooting is under investigation.

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  • Arron Lee Jun 19, 4:25 p.m.
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    Yet, another area goes down the drain. Used to love Myrtle Beach but certain people have been allowed to run rampant like so many other places. Hope they get a grip on things there.

  • Thomas Williams Jun 18, 5:36 p.m.
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    We are hearing about a lot of crime being committed around the Myrtle Beach area in recent years. Myrtle Beach at one time was a great family place to vacation, safe, not much crime, but here lately it has been a different story. This is very disturbing, and very sad too. Don't know if the crooks are coming to the area b/c they think the vacationers have money on them, or what is going on. When I go down there I don't go out past 9 or 10 at night any more b/c of the criminal activity. There have been several kidnappings, some where the victims have never been heard from, others where the ending was not good. Hopefully MBPD can get a better handle on this.