A man found shot sitting in a vehicle in Longs Tuesday night was pronounced dead after he was taken to a hospital, police said.
Horry County police were called about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday to Freemont Road after someone dialed 911 then hung up, according to a police report.
Officers found a 41-year-old man shot, sitting inside a gray sports utility vehicle that had a bullet hole in the passenger side, police said.
Authorities roped off the area with crime scene tape as they investigated, and the victim was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. EMS on scene told police it appeared the man had three gunshot wounds, according to the report.
Witnesses on scene went to check on the victim, but were barred by the vehicle’s locked doors, so they busted out a passenger side window in an effort to help the victim, the report says.
Witnesses told officers they heard a couple of gunshots ring out near Elbow Road. They reported they saw the victim come from the area of Elbow Road, and that the victim jumped a ditch in his SUV before running it up into a neighbor’s yard on Freemont Road, the report states.
Police noted in the report the witnesses weren’t cooperative with them in providing all the details.
Krystal Dotson, Horry County police spokeswoman, said there was no suspect information as of Wednesday morning.
“Detectives are exhausting every lead in attempt to identify and ultimately locate a suspect. Anyone with information is asked to contact HCPD at 843-248-1520,” she said by email.
The name of the victim should be released by the Horry County Coroner’s Office once his family has been notified.