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Man hospitalized after shooting in Galivants Ferry, police said

Neighbors say the shooting on Thursday morning happened near this home along Pee Dee Highway and Amhurst Road in Galivants Ferry. The victim was taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.
Neighbors say the shooting on Thursday morning happened near this home along Pee Dee Highway and Amhurst Road in Galivants Ferry. The victim was taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries. alang@thesunnews.com

Horry County police say a man was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries following a shooting in Galivants Ferry early Thursday morning.

The condition of the 57-year-old victim is unknown, said Krystal Dotson, spokesperson for the police department. Police have not released the victim's name. According to a police report the suspect is a 32-year-old black man.

The department also did not release further suspect information and says the incident remains under investigation.

At about 3 a.m., officers responded to Pee Dee Highway near Amhurst Road for a possible shooting, according to an incident report. The victim said he was shot under a carport at a home across the street.

Officers went to that house, saw movement inside and knocked on the door. The suspect was not home and the people inside said they did not know what was happening, according to the report. Police saw a large amount of blood in the carport.

Officers helped keep pressure on the victim's wounds until EMS arrived and took the victim by helicopter to Grand Strand Hospital.

Odis McCormick lives near where the shooting occurred and was awake when he heard the first shot at 2:15 a.m.

"I say it was a good five minutes later then came the second," he said, noting one of the shots came from the front of the house and a second came from the back of the home where the incident happened. "I thought, 'who in the world is shooting at 2:30.'"

McCormick said during the incident he got his gun and was was awake for the rest of the night.

Another neighbor, who declined to provide her name, said she had no problem with the suspected shooter.

Hannah Strong: 843-444-1765, @HannahLStrong

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