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One dead in Loris area shooting, Loris and Horry police investigating

Roughly 20 killings in Horry County in 2018 garnered headlines

Area police agencies had about 20 killings that caught their attention in 2018. Some of the incidents included a shooting in a public bathroom, a crime-spree that spanned two states and a shooting at a popular, oceanfront bar.
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Area police agencies had about 20 killings that caught their attention in 2018. Some of the incidents included a shooting in a public bathroom, a crime-spree that spanned two states and a shooting at a popular, oceanfront bar.

One person was killed in a shooting in the Loris area late Tuesday evening.

Police say the shooting happened near Maple Street in Loris. Police have only said they are conducting a “death investigation” and have not classified the shooting as a murder.

According to police radio traffic, a man was found in the road around 11:35 p.m. He was still breathing when the first responders arrived. Soon after finding the victim, police saw a vehicle that was shot several times.

The Horry County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as Demetrick Simon, who died at McLeod Loris Hospital early Wednesday.

Loris police and Horry County police are investigating the incident.

Detectives searched the area and spoke to residents Wednesday morning. Several people around where the victim was found said they were not aware of the shooting until they saw news reports.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 843-915-8477.

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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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