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39-year-old shot and killed in Loris, Horry County Coroner says

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A 39-year-old died from injuries in a Loris-area shooting late Tuesday.

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

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

Loris police and Horry County police are investigating the incident.

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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