Fireworks weren’t the only things shot during the Fourth of July holiday on the shores of Myrtle Beach.
A woman told a security guard near the Seventh Avenue South beach access that a man with a tattoo on his back was shooting a firearm on the beach around 1 a.m.
In addition to the tattoo, the shooter was described as a white man, wearing shorts, according to a police report. Near the shore, officers noted they found a man matching the description, “standing with his family.”
When asked if he had a firearm, the man said, he did, but it was back in his hotel room and not with him on the beach, according to the report. “Shell casings were found around the area of the offender and his family.”
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Police say a Glock firearm was recovered from the family’s beach bag and a woman admitted he had discharged it “into the water,” but “did not aim it at anyone and did not mean to harm anyone.”
The suspect, identified in the report as 26-year-old Trevor Noah Justice, of Albemarle, North Carolina, was arrested and charged with shooting a firearm in the city - a violation of city ordinances.