Crime

No charges filed following shooting at the Wave Rider Resort in Myrtle Beach

No charges will be filed in a shooting at the Wave Rider Resort because the victims and witnesses are not cooperating with the investigation, Myrtle Beach police said Friday.

The shooting occurred about 11:30 p.m. May 25 and was one of eight confirmed shootings during Memorial Day weekend.

A brother and sister from Shelby, N.C. were injured in the shooting, which happened inside a room at the resort on 1600 South Ocean Boulevard, said Myrtle Beach police Capt. David Knipes.

Unrelated witnesses on scene said they saw a man and two women arguing on the balcony of the room before hearing the shots fired. Two additional witnesses said they were in or near the room but refused to provide any details and told police there weren’t any weapons or other people in the room, Knipes said.

With help from police in Shelby, N.C. police identified a fifth person that was in the room. Photographs of the victims and witnesses with a handgun in the room were found, Knipes said.

He said detectives consulted with the 15th Judicial Circuit Solicitor’s office about potential charges, but opted not to file any at this point because the victims and witnesses are not cooperating. Knipes said police retain the right to reopen the case if new information becomes available.

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