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Myrtle Beach police respond to shots fired call in central city neighborhood

cduncan@mcclatchy.com

Myrtle Beach police gathered near the intersection of Canal and Grey streets just after 11 a.m. Monday. Witnesses in the area said they heard gunshots in the neighborhood in central Myrtle Beach near 3rd Avenue South.

The area was quiet around 11:30 a.m., but about a half-dozen officers were in the area. They stood near a “Watch for children” street sign at the corner that appeared to have fresh bullet holes through it.

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Officers examined fresh bullet holes in a “Watch for children” sign at the intersection of Canal and Grey streets. Charles Duncan cduncan@mcclatchy.com

One officer took photos of the sign. Another later appeared to collect evidence from the street in front of the sign.

A man working on a nearby construction site said a red SVU with three people inside drove fast through the neighborhood after he heard the shots.

The man said the car sped off, breaking through a barrier set up for construction. It does not appear any one was injured in the shooting.

Cpl. Thom Vest confirmed that police are responding to the area but no additional information is available at this time.

The Canal Street shooting is the second in two days in Myrtle Beach.

Just after 1 a.m. Sunday one man died in a shooting at Riptydz Oceanfront Grille on Ocean Boulevard.

Roger Ramos, a 25-year-old Myrtle Beach native and off-duty employee at RipTydz, died after being shot in the early morning incident.

Police arrested Jakkari Jaquille De’Andre Brown, 24, of Tocca, Georgia, on Sunday and charged him with murder.

Charles Duncan: 843-626-0301, @duncanreporting

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