One woman killed in overnight shooting near NC border

A woman was found dead after suffering an apparent gunshot wound in the Green Sea area early Tuesday morning, and a homicide investigation is underway.

Krystal Dotson, Horry County police spokeswoman, said officers are engaged in an ongoing homicide investigation after a woman was found with a gunshot wound in the area of Carolina Road and Church Road near Green Sea, close to the North Carolina border.

Police were called to the scene shortly after midnight. Dotson said officers remained on scene into the morning combing the area for evidence with bloodhounds.

She said there are currently no suspects. The woman’s identity has not been released by the Horry County Coroner’s Office.

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