No injuries in drive-by shooting
A woman, her child and the child’s father were shot at while standing in front of their home on the 700 block of Carolina Cove Drive around 3:15 p.m. Sunday, according to a police.
Nobody was injured in the shooting, police said, but six or seven shots were fired in the direction of the three victims from a blue Dodge Avenger with two people inside.
The woman said the shooter is her ex-boyfriend who had sent threatening text messages after the pair fought over money, the report said.
The two suspects go by “Rell” and “Cash.”
Man out on bail after shot in apartment
A Surfside Beach man is out on bail following his arrest on charges related to a gunshot fired into a nearby apartment.
Police arrested Richard Tillia Morrison, 31, early Saturday following the incident. No one was injured, but the shot did set off the sprinkler system in the apartment in the 1000 block of Hickory Drive, according to police Chief Mike Frederick.
Morrison told police, who located him in one of the apartments after several residents reported the gunshot, that he’d fired a round into his ceiling and that he’d been drinking.
Morrison was released Sunday on a combined $17,620 bail. He was charged with three counts of first-degree assault and battery, one count of discharging a firearm into a residence and one count of simple possession of marijuana, jail records show.
Two die on state roads during weekend
Two people were killed on S.C. highways over the weekend, according to a preliminary figure released Monday from the S.C. Department of Public Safety.
The highway deaths were reported between 6 p.m. Friday and midnight Sunday, officials said.
As of Sunday, 416 people have been killed on S.C. highways compared to 417 people during the same time period in 2011.
Of the 279 motor vehicle occupants who have died so far this year, 176 were not wearing seat belts, officials said.
Through midnight Sunday, 52 pedestrians, 58 motorcyclists and 11 bicyclists have died on state roads and highways.
Beach Dems host speaker at breakfast
Jaime Harrison, first vice chair of the S.C. Democratic Party, will be the guest speaker at the Beach Dems Breakfast this week.
The group will meet at 8 a.m. Friday at Akels Restaurant, 6429 North Kings Highway, Myrtle Beach. No reservations are required. A breakfast buffet is $7.
For more information, call Sally P. Howard at 455-1936.
CCU session to inform would be students
Coastal Carolina University has scheduled a drop-in information session for prospective graduate students from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. July 24 in the Baxley Hall Welcome Center.
The session will give the prospective students the chance to learn about the school’s graduate programs, talk directly to program coordinators and give input on additional graduate programs they would like to see, according to a press release from the school.
The welcome center is located at 100 Chanticleer Drivee East on the CCU campus .
From staff reports