Crime

Multiple reports of gunfire, several witnesses, but one who talks clams up

Myrtle Beach police are investigating a shooting in a Superblock alleyway that led to multiple reports of gunfire in the wee hours of Saturday morning.

One witness came forward with information about the shooting, but declined to lead officers to other witnesses when people nearby told him to stop talking to the police, according to an incident report.

Officers were called to the alleyway between The Lovely Law Firm and Pizza De Roma on North Oak Street around 2:40 a.m. Five Aguila brand 9-millimeter ammunition casings and one Winchester .40-caliber ammunition casing littered the ground where a witness reported seeing two men yelling and shooting near a car.

The witness told police he and several friends had just returned from a night out at Broadway at the Beach and were walking toward the alleyway when they heard an altercation. He saw a black man with dreadlocks wearing a red and black shirt and another black man “standing near a vehicle upset and yelling,” according to the report. The two suspects then started firing and the witness told police he ran.

The witness could not advise which direction the subjects were shooting and could not give a description of the second shooter or the car they were standing by, according to the report. But he did tell police he heard another man in the driver’s seat of the car telling the suspects to get back in the vehicle.

The car fled the scene after the shooting, the witness told police in the report.

A live Winchester 9-millimeter round was also found near the middle of the parking lot behind the former Levelz nightclub.

No injuries or damages were reported in the shooting.

The case remains under investigation.

Emily Weaver: 843-444-1722, @TSNEmily

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