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One person injured, one arrested after shooting in downtown Myrtle Beach, police say

One person shot in downtown Myrtle Beach during Bikefest

One person was shot near 7th Avenue North and Chester Street in downtown Myrtle Beach on May 26. Police detained one person in connection to the incident.
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One person was shot near 7th Avenue North and Chester Street in downtown Myrtle Beach on May 26. Police detained one person in connection to the incident.

One person was shot and police arrested a Myrtle Beach teenager following a shooting in downtown Myrtle Beach on Sunday night.

The victim went to the hospital, but Cpl. Thomas Vest did not release the extent of their injuries.

Denardo Sincere Morgan, 18, has been charged with attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, according to a news release from Myrtle Beach Police on Monday.

The shooting happened at Palms Court near 7th Avenue North and Chester Street around 8:30 p.m. on Sunday. When police arrived, they found one person injured.

Minutes after the incident, police searched for the suspect near the old Pavilion site, along 9th Avenue North and other nearby areas.

About an hour after the shooting, Vest said one person was detained.

Vest said he did not know what led to the shooting or whether it was connected to Bikefest.

Police cars blocked off 7th Avenue and Chester Street Sunday night as yellow tape was wrapped around the Palms Court studio apartments. Authorities also blocked off other nearby intersections, such as Kings Highway and Mr. Joe White Avenue, immediately following the shooting.

Traffic continued to move on Ocean Boulevard despite the police presence on nearby Chester Street.

Police ask anyone with information to call 843-918-1382.

Alex Lang is the True Crime reporter for The Sun News covering the legal system and how crime impacts local residents. He says letting residents know if they are safe is a vital role of a newspaper. Alex has covered crime in Detroit, Iowa, New York City, West Virginia and now Horry County.
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