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Man finds bullet in his car after Horry County road rage incident, report says

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A man thought he was passing a car on an Horry County road only to hear a loud “bang.” Days later, he found a bullet hole in his car.

The man was driving toward the beach on S.C. Highway 544 around 8 a.m. on April 19 when he tried to pass another vehicle, according to a police report.

As the man went around the other car, he said he heard a loud popping sound that sounded like a gunshot. He originally called 911, but didn’t see any damage to his vehicle.

A couple days later, however, he notice a bullet sized hole in his back bumper, according to the report.

The victim called police this week and they went to inspect his car for damage. The Horry County police report doesn’t list any suspect information.

Development and Horry County reporter Tyler Fleming joined The Sun News in May of 2018. He covers other stuff too, like reporting on beer, bears, breaking news and Coastal Carolina University. He graduated from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2018 and was the 2017-18 editor-in-chief of The Daily Tar Heel. He has won (and lost) several college journalism awards.


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