Five people were injured when gunfire rang out at a Myrtle Beach night club early Saturday in what police said a preliminary investigation reveals to be a possibly gang-related incident.
Myrtle Beach police are investigating the shooting that was reported about 2:30 a.m. at Pure Ultra Club at 803 Main St., according to Lt. Joey Crosby with Myrtle Beach police.
Initial reports state four men and one woman were injured in what police said appears to be a possibly gang-related incident.
Four of the victims appear to have been bystanders, police said. Three victims were treated and released from the hospital. One victim was treated on scene, and the fifth victim, who was seriously injured, is receiving treatment at the hospital. His condition is unknown, Crosby said.
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One suspect is listed in the report and described as a black male, possibly in his mid to late twenties, standing about 5’10 feet tall and weighing about 175 to 185 pounds. The suspect was listed as having a goatee, short hair, and a medium build, according to the report.
Police have developed a person of interest in connection with the incident and are pursuing arrest warrants, Crosby said.
The Sun News has not been able to reach club management for comment.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is encouraged to contact the Myrtle Beach Police Department at 843-918-1382, Crosby said.
More information will be provided as soon as it is released. Please check back for updates on this breaking news story.