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Horry County police investigating after body was found in a ditch

The Horry County Police Department is investigating after a body of a 22-year-old was found in a ditch in Longs on Wednesday morning.

Rockeiem Young, who was staying in Tabor City, died from a gunshot wound, said Darris Fowler, Horry County deputy coroner.

Capt. John Harrelson with HCPD said authorities responded to Circle Bay Drive after a body was found in a ditch. He said the incident is being investigated as a homicide.

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Rockeiem Young Courtesy of Horry County Police Department

According to WECT News, Young was charged in 2014 with assault with a deadly weapon, felony larceny, resisting a public officer and carrying a concealed weapon.

On Aug. 26, Young was shot in the hand and leg in Robeson County and his 20-year-old girlfriend was shot and killed during the same incident, WBTW reported.

The case is still be investigated by Horry County police.

Hannah Strong: 843-444-1765, @HannahLStrong

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