Police investigating homicide in Myrtle Beach area

Police Tuesday continued to investigate a murder in the parking lot of Magnolia Pointe apartments near Myrtle Beach.

Horry County Police have yet to release details of what happened during the incident. But residents said they heard shots shortly after midnight.

"There were 5 in a row — pow, pow, pow, pow, pow," Danielle Malcomb said.

Malcomb said she texted her landlord immediately following the sounds. There were no screams or screeching tires, just the shots and then silence, Malcomb said.

The murder happened along Wild Iris Drive near 48th Avenue North. On Tuesday morning, Horry County Police blocked off a section of Wild Iris and the parking lot. Neighbors sat on their balconies as they watched police investigated the scene.

A neighbor who declined to provide her name said she woke-up at about midnight by what she believed were fireworks.

"I'm sure they weren't," she said hours later after realizing what she heard as she watched the crime scene.

The woman said her husband woke up to play golf and saw cops blocked off the parking lot of a nearby building.

"I kind of figured something happened," the neighbor said. She said she has lived in the complex for six years and has never seen an event like Tuesday's.

Hannah Strong: 843-444-1765, @HannahLStrong