Drive-by shooting kills Georgetown teen, police say

A 19-year-old died early Monday morning from a gunshot wound after being struck by a bullet at a Georgetown County park Sunday night, according to officials.

A’sharr Kysean Cox of Andrews, who formerly lived in the Conway area, was taken to Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital in a private vehicle following the shooting. The hospital sent him to Grand Strand Medical Center by helicopter, but he died early Monday, authorities said.

Cox was shot while at Oatland Park in Georgetown County following a dispute with others there, and deputies are still actively investigating the incident as a homicide, according to Jason Lesley, Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office spokesman.

A police report outlining the shooting says officers spoke with a witness after being called to the Georgetown County hospital.

The witness told deputies the gunshots came from a car driving by, according to the report. Lesley said no arrests have been made in connection with the incident.

The investigation is ongoing.