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Have you seen these people? Myrtle Beach police want to know

Myrtle Beach police are asking the public’s help in identifying people in surveillance photos in reference to a recent shooting.

The shooting happened April 16 near Sixth Avenue North and Ocean Boulevard, according to Lt. Joey Crosby, spokesman with Myrtle Beach police.

A man was transported to a local hospital with gunshot wounds in the first hour of Easter Sunday after shots rang out near Sixth Avenue North and Ocean Boulevard.

Myrtle Beach police were riding northbound on the boulevard around 12:39 a.m. when officers heard several gunshots fired in that area, according to an incident report.

As they approached the scene, officers saw a 23-year-old man running around in the intersection of Sixth Avenue North and Ocean Boulevard before running over to the Sea Nymph, according to the report.

Anyone with information can contact the Myrtle Beach Police Department at 843-918-1382.

A shooting happened the day before on April 15 when a man watching a fight along Ocean Boulevard was struck by a bullet about 1:20 a.m., police said, which was the beginning of a crime streak that involved a total eight shootings in Myrtle Beach.

Myrtle Beach police and city leaders said Tuesday they were weighing several options to change the atmosphere around Ocean Boulevard in light of the violence.

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