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Update: Horry County police release more details about bar shooting

Horry County police are searching for a suspect after two men were shot early Thursday morning.

Police responded about 4:45 a.m. at Fat Boiz Bar on Fred Nash Blvd. in Horry County and said the shooting happened about five or 10 minutes before they arrived, according to a police report.

Authorities said a 24-year-old man and a 33-year-old man were both taken to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in a private car, and both men had gunshot wounds in their abdomens.

Security guards at the bar told Horry County police that one of the victims was involved in a “physical altercation” on the side of the building when gunshots rang out, according to the report.

Security guards told police that after shots were fired, patrons at the club began running from the bar in masses, authorities said.

The security guards said they tried to make their way to the victim when they heard two more gunshots fired from the middle of the parking lot, police said.

Security guards told police they couldn’t identify the shooter due to all the patrons leaving at once.

Security guards told police they heard one more shot come from the direction of Fred Nash Boulevard and saw a white Dodge Charger leaving the area, according to the report.

Authorities said the Dodge Charger was the car that was used to take the victims to the hospital and that the car was still at the hospital when police were on the shooting scene.

Police interviewed the people who brought the men to the hospital, and their statements were given to detectives.

Contact ELIZABETH TOWNSEND at 626-0217 or on Twitter @TSN_etownsend.

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