Two men injured in shooting, Conway police investigate

akelley@thesunnews.comJanuary 7, 2013 

— Two men were injured in a shooting Monday afternoon in Conway, one seriously, according to police.

The shooting happened around 2:30 p.m. in the 2000 block of Sixth Avenue, according to Conway Police Department spokeswoman Catina Hipp.

Exactly what happened and why was still unclear late Monday, but police said one victim, who suffered a non-life threatening shot to his left leg, was treated at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center and released. The other also was taken to Grand Strand Regional and was in surgery Monday evening. No details about his condition were released later. The second victim was shot in the shoulder and head, police said.

Police spent hours at the scene gathering evidence and information after the shooting. Police also said a white Nissan Maxima is believed to have been involved in the incident.

No other information about a suspect was available.

Spencer Gause lives a few streets away from Sixth Avenue and has been living in the neighborhood for seven years.

“The only thing I hear was ‘Pop, pop, pop, pop,’” he said. “And then [nothing for] few seconds and then it went back with a couple more rounds. Then after that everything went dead.”

Gause said he knew both men, who were not identified by police, through his stepson.

“I hope they come out good and I hope they find out who did the crime that hurt them,” he said. “Those boys are good.”

He said the neighborhood isn’t bad and isn’t aware if there’s been an increase in crime lately.

At the end of a December, a man was shot and killed a couple blocks away off Ninth Avenue.

No suspect has been identified in that shooting and Hipp said police have no information to connect the two shootings.

Contact AMANDA KELLEY at 626-0381.

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