Crime

Police seek suspects wanted in connection with shootings, attempted robberies

Myrtle Beach police are seeking suspects after two different victims were shot at during two separate robbery attempts Monday night, according to Lt. Joey Crosby, spokesman with Myrtle Beach police.

Police were called about the first incident around 11:15 p.m. Monday to the area of Sixth Avenue North and Flagg Street for a reported shooting, Crosby said.

The victim, who was not injured, told officers two suspects approached, pulled out a gun, and demanded the victim’s belongings. The victim was shot at by the suspects while trying to escape, Crosby said.

While officers were responding to that incident, they received a call about another shooting at 33rd Avenue North and Oak Street. In the roadway they found a victim, who also was approached by two suspects in what appeared to be an attempted robbery, police said.

The victim was shot in the incident and taken to the hospital, and their condition was unknown Tuesday morning.

A preliminary investigation leads officers to think the incidents are related, police said. The suspects were described as black men, Crosby said. One was last seen wearing a navy blue jacket over a white shirt, blue jeans and dark shoes. The other was last seen wearing all dark clothing except for white in color shoes.

The suspects were traveling in a silver Hyundai Elantra in both incidents, Crosby said, and asked anyone with information to contact the Myrtle Beach Police Department at 843-918-1382.

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