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Myrtle Beach woman facing attempted murder charge

A Myrtle Beach woman was charged with attempted murder Monday in connection with a weekend shooting near a Pizza Hut in the Socastee community, police said.

Erin Danielle Matthews, 19, of Myrtle Beach, also is charged with simple possession of marijuana, driving under suspension and first-offense failure to stop with a blue light in connection with the incident. Bail has not been set on the attempted murder charge, but set at $3,282 on the remaining charges.

A 23-year-old man said someone fired at him from another car while stopped at the traffic light at Socastee Boulevard and Dick Pond Road at 4 p.m. Sunday, police said. The man was not injured.

The man reported the incident to a nearby S.C. Highway Patrol officer who was conducting a traffic stop. The officer chased the car and eventually stopped it. Matthews was arrested but two men in the car ran away.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call 915-5350.

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