Horry County police responded to a shooting on the 3000 block of Wayside Road in Conway, South Carolina on Monday night.
Horry County police spokeswoman Krystal Dotson said the victim in the shooting was taken to a hospital.
She said Tuesday that the victim was still alive and would not comment on the victim’s identity or which hospital the victim was transported to.
Dotson said no arrests have been made and would not confirm if there were suspects in the case.
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Landlord Blake Merritt told The Sun News at the scene that there was a gun left inside the home after police left and the The Sun News has verified that information.
Merritt said he was told that the shooting occurred on the porch and police had not been inside the home when officers left.
The porch of the house was smeared with blood.
According to a post on The Horry County Police Department’s Facebook page, witnesses indicated the the shooting took place outside the house and officers did not have probable cause to go inside until more information was brought to their attention.
According to the Facebook post, police returned after obtaining a warrant.
“While blood and a firearm were found in the home, the blood appears to be a result of the victim trying to render aid to himself and the weapon does not appear to be related to the incident,” the department stated.
Merritt said he did not know the victim.
Brandon Graham, 36 – who lives several doors down from where the victim was shot – said he did not know the victim either but described him as a black male in his mid-to-late 20s.
Graham said he helped render aid after walking outside and hearing what he said sounded like firecrackers.
“I walked over there and seen the victim,” said Graham, who along with other witnesses said the victim was shot in the neck. “He was bleeding and I was trying to keep the pressure on his neck. It was a gunshot wound. I was trying to keep him from bleeding out.”