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Horry County police investigating death in Conway area

Police looking into a death in Conway

Horry County authorities are on scene investigating a death in the Conway area. Police were called Friday to a location at Silver Moon Court, Capt. John Harrelson with Horry County police said.
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Horry County authorities are on scene investigating a death in the Conway area. Police were called Friday to a location at Silver Moon Court, Capt. John Harrelson with Horry County police said.

One person was found dead in the front yard of a Conway-area home Friday, though police say they parties involved in the incident were located and there was no threat to the community at large.

Horry County Police Capt. John Harrelson described the death as not an accident.

Around 11:30 a.m., Horry County officers responded to the 100 block of Silver Moon Court for a shooting incident. Witnesses said there were gunshots in the area earlier in the morning. Silver Moon Court is off S.C. Highway 905 near S.C. Highway 19.

When officers arrived they found a man deceased in the front yard, according to Harrelson. Police officers were investigating, but said there was no threat to the community.

Officers blocked off a section of the small road while they investigated. Several people who lived nearby and knew the victim gathered. One declined to comment.

Becky DeVaughn lives nearby and wasn’t aware of the commotion. She said the people who lived in and near the residence where the victim was found lived in the quiet neighborhood for less than a year.

“It’s scary. It’s really scary,” DeVaughn said.

The shooting is only a few miles from where a father and son were found murdered at a 4591 Highway 19 home earlier this month. Robert Ford Jr. and his son Robbie Ford were killed Aug. 17, and their deaths are being investigated as homicides, according to chief deputy coroner Tamara Willard.

Harrelson said their killings were not believed to be related to the death investigation Friday.

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