A 23-year-old man was taken to the hospital after a truck he and a friend were traveling in near S.C. 9 was hit with bullets, according to an Horry County police report.
A man traveling with the victim told officers they were going down Cedar Branch Road and were almost to S.C. 9 when the man heard a “pop, pop, pop” sound, the truck’s tire went flat, and his friend, the victim, started shouting, the report says.
Arriving officers found the victim about 11:44 p.m. Tuesday in the passenger seat holding a piece of cloth to his injury. EMS came to the scene and took the victim to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. His condition was unknown later Wednesday, but Krystal Dotson, HCPD spokeswoman said she believed his injuries were non life-threatening.
The man told police he and the victim left Rockafella’s bar in Loris, and the victim wanted to go to his ex-girlfriend’s house in Green Sea, but the man didn’t want to take him there, so instead the pair took the long way home, riding around, police said.
They traveled down Cedar Branch Road and were almost to S.C. 9 when the man heard the popping sound of bullets hitting the vehicle. The man told police he did make some stops to talk to old friends on Cedar Branch Road before the incident, the report states.
Officers did find four bullet holes in the vehicle.
Police are still looking for suspects, and the incident remains under investigation.