Clarification: An earlier version of this story stated the shooting occurred on Castle Heights Road.
A 30-year-old man was found shot in his hand and mouth inside a Longs-area gas station late Tuesday night.
Horry County police were called to a Tiger Mart at 104 E. S.C. 9 in Longs in reference to the shooting victim, according to a police report. Police found the victim in the store “covered in blood with money falling out of his pocket,” the report states.
He was holding his mouth and said he was shot there and on his hand. The victim told police he was shot by a man on a golf cart at the corner of Castlers Heights Road.
EMS arrived on scene and took the victim to Grand Strand Medical Center for treatment. The gas station where the victim was discovered was immediately closed and roped off with crime scene tape.
The victim’s car was left behind at the gas station, and police said the driver’s side window was busted out. Blood was also seen inside his car, the report says.
Store employees told authorities the victim came inside covered in blood stating he had been shot. Witnesses at the store told police they recognized him as someone who comes in the store a lot. One witness told officers she knew the victim and provided some information.
An update on the victim’s condition was not available. The investigation remains ongoing.