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He thought he was shot in the head after a group jumped him so he played dead: report

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A man played dead after he thought he was shot in the head during a weekend robbery in the Racepath community, police say.

Officers went to Neighbor Lane around 4:20 p.m. Saturday for a reported shooting, but could not find the victim, according to an incident report.

Police found the victim with blood dripping down his head near the Kangaroo Gas Station at U.S. Highway 501 and Robert Grissom Parkway, according to the report.

The victim said he stopped to sit on Neighbor Lane when several men got out of a vehicle with bandannas over their faces and demanded the victim’s possessions, according to the report. The victim said he heard a gunshot and passed out. When he came to, he played dead.

The victim left the area because he felt like he was shot and was afraid the suspect would return for the rest of his jewelry.

The report says the suspects took the victim’s shoes, watch, necklace and wallet.

EMS took the victim to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center for treatment. There, hospital staff said the bullet grazed the victim’s head.

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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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