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Officers involved in Ocean Blvd. shooting Sunday night that sent one to the hospital

Police release statement regarding officer-involved shooting Sunday night

Lt. Joey Crosby with the Myrtle Beach Police Department releases a statement about the officer-involved shooting that took place Sunday night, sending one to the hospital.
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Lt. Joey Crosby with the Myrtle Beach Police Department releases a statement about the officer-involved shooting that took place Sunday night, sending one to the hospital.

A shooting on Ocean Boulevard Sunday night that involved a Myrtle Beach Police Department officer left one person injured.

According to Joey Crosby of the Myrtle Beach Police Dept., officers received a call at approximately 11:30 p.m. Sunday reporting that a security officer was almost struck by a motorist.

Crosby said officers responded to the area and found what they believed to be the vehicle and driver involved in the incident at Mystic Sea Motel at 21st Ave. South and Ocean Blvd.

While investigating, officers had to fire their weapons, according to Crosby, and one person was transported to the hospital.

As per MBPD protocol, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division has been contacted and will conduct an investigation into the incident.

The condition of the hospitalized person was unknown Monday.

Alan Blondin: 843-626-0284, @alanblondin

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