Horry County police are searching for a man suspected in an early morning shooting at a Longs area night club Monday, where a woman said last year that she was injured by the same suspect.
Officers were called at 3:40 a.m. Monday to The G Spot at 8160 S.C. 90 for a fight, Horry County police said.
Police have warrants charging Durance Antwan McCray with attempted murder, armed robbery, possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent c rime.
When officers arrived early Monday, they learned from a security guard that two men had fought and the guards pushed the men outside in an attempt to break up the fight, according to the report. As officers arrived they found a large crowd of people fleeing the club and club employees were quickly cleaning up.
Soon after their arrival officers learned from Horry County dispatch that a 22-year-old man – a victim in the incident – had been taken to Seacoast Medical Center with a gunshot wound, according to the report. The victim told police the identity of the man who shot him and said he didn’t understand why the 24-year-old suspect would shoot him.
The victim said the suspect put a gun to his stomach and grabbed his necklace, according to the report. The victim said he pushed the gun away and the suspect shot him in the upper thigh.
A witness helped police search through a trash bin and a shell casing was found in it, according to the report. The club owner told police he had hired security to keep the club safe.
On October 28, police were called at 4:30 a.m. to the club after a fight.
In that incident Cassandra Evans said she was hit from behind and her friend was stabbed. Evans said the latest victim is a family member and she’s concerned about the safety of residents with such incidents occurring at the club involving the same man.
“It’s a dangerous place,” Evans said Monday morning. “I’m fearful for my safety. He’s on the run right now.”
The club owner could not be reached for comment Monday.
In the October incident, officers were met by security guards, who said they had broken up a fight and detained a man, according to the report. Another man in a vehicle fired several gunshots, which distracted security and the man they had detained was able to escape.
Officers searched the area, but were not able to find the car or evidence of a shooting, according to the report. Officers found blood on a doorway at the bar, which guards told them was from a fight earlier in the evening.
As officers prepared to leave the bar, they were called about a stabbing victim being treated at Seacoast Medical Center, according to the report. When officers arrived they learned that a 43-year-old man was being treated for a cut to his right butt cheek.
The man said he was at the club when a man hit him and they fought, according to the report. Another man jumped into the fight and cut the victim, who was then escorted out of the bar. The victim said he told security the second suspect had a knife.
In the October report Evans, who also was at the medical center, told police there was a fight in the bar and she was hit three to five times from behind, according to the report. The woman said she saw the suspect, who stabbed the man, standing behind her with a chair.
An officer wrote in the report that because of the proximity of the calls at the bar, they believed the calls were related.
The 24-year-old man was arrested on Nov. 4 and charged with two counts of second-degree assault and battery in the October incident, according to jail records. He was released that same day on bail.
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