Three people were killed and a fourth person wounded in shootings at an oceanfront motel in Myrtle Beach and along the beach’s new boardwalk.
According to local reports, someone opened fire late Saturday night at one of the state’s most popular tourist destinations, in front of crowds of people.
Myrtle Beach police spokesman Capt. David Knipes says the first shooting occurred at about 9:30pm. Then, while officers were still investigating the first shooting, another took place at about 11 p.m. at Bermuda Sands Resort, some seven blocks away.
Knipes would not say whether detectives have determined a motive for the shooting, but said it did not appear to be random
The victims were named as Devonte Dantzler, 21, of Summerville; Sandy Gaddis, 22, of Summerville; and Jamie Williams, 28, of Ladson, Horry County deputy coroner Darris Fowler said. The fourth victim remains hospitalized.