MYRTLE BEACH — Suspects in a dark-colored car fired at least 12 rounds toward a Myrtle Beach bar early Saturday morning, police said.
No injuries were reported but officers found at least six bullet holes in the front of the building.
According to a Myrtle Beach Police report, officers responded to the Jet Age Café, located at 1401 Mr. Joe White Ave., at 3:36 a.m. after an officer heard multiple shots fired in the area and a call came in reporting shots fired at the bar.
Officers spoke with Jet Age’s owner who said he was outside clearing the remaining patrons from the parking lot after the bar closed. The owner said he saw a dark-colored car driving in the third lane heading east on Mr. Joe White Avenue and when the car got to the street light just before Jet Age, suspects opened fire out of the windows toward the bar.
The owner said he was unable to see the make and model of the car or how many suspects were in it. He said he last saw the car heading eastbound on Mr. Joe White Avenue toward Oak Street but lost sight of it when he ran into the building to take cover. The owner said the people in the parking lot also fled the scene.
Officers found 12 bullet casings and six holes in the front of Jet Age, but said none of the bullets made it through the wall into the building.
Police said they did not know what or who the suspects were targeting, a motive or if the incident was gang related.
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