Myrtle Beach police investigate shooting at intersection

troot@thesunnews.comOctober 17, 2013 

— Myrtle Beach police are investigating a vehicle being shot at after an altercation between several men inside a bar in the city early Thursday, according to a police report.

The victims, ages 31 and 35, told police they were inside a bar on Third Avenue South and were dancing with some women when some other men got upset because the victims are from North Myrtle Beach, according to the report. The victims said they argued with the Myrtle Beach men and then one of the men apologized.

The victims said they saw the men leave in a vehicle and a short time later at 2:30 a.m. Thursday the victims were shot at while sitting at a stop light at Third Avenue South and U.S. 501, according to the report. A tire on the victim’s car, a Cadillac, was shot and flat, but none of the victims were hurt.

Officers searched the area, but did not find the shooter’s vehicle, which was described as a black sport utility vehicle, according to the report. The person who called 911 to report the incident said that the vehicles appeared to be shooting at each other.

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