Shooting at Wave Rider Resort on Ocean Boulevard injures two in Myrtle Beach

mprabhu@thesunnews.comMay 25, 2014 

Two people were shot at a hotel late Sunday night on South Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach, police said.

Myrtle Beach police officers responded to the Wave Rider Resort, at 16th Avenue South and Ocean Boulevard, at about 10:30 p.m. Sunday, according to spokesman Capt. David Knipes.

He said two people had been shot and were taken to the hospital. He said there were no fatalities as of Sunday night.

Knipes said the shooting occurred inside room at the resort. Officers were on the scene as of 11 p.m. trying to locate the shooter.

The shooting occurred about 24 hours after two Saturday night shootings that happened on Ocean Boulevard, killing three people and injuring two.

At about 11 p.m. Saturday, a fight turned deadly when a man shot four people at Bermuda Sands Resort, located at First Avenue North and Ocean Boulevard.

Jamie Williams, 28, of Ladson, and Devonte Dantzler, 21, and Sandy Gaddis Barnwell, 22, both of Summerville were pronounced dead by Horry County deputy coroner Darris Fowler Saturday.

A fourth person, Keith Williams, also was shot and taken to Grand Strand Medical Center for treatment. His condition was unknown as of Sunday.

Fowler said all three died from trauma to vital organs due to gunshot wounds.

At about 9:30 p.m. Saturday, another man was shot in a separate incident at Sixth Avenue South. His condition also was unknown on Sunday.

Thousands of people travel to the Grand Strand to participate in Atlantic Beach BikeFest and Myrtle Beach Military Appreciation Days during Memorial Day weekend.

This article will be updated as more information becomes available.

Contact MAYA T. PRABHU at 444-1722 or on Twitter @TSN_mprabhu.

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