Horry County bingo parlor site of robbery, reported shooting

An Horry County bingo parlor was the site of a reported armed robbery and shooting on Friday night, Horry County police said.

The incident was reported at Waccamaw Bingo off U.S. Highway 501 around 10 p.m.

According to radio traffic, there was a robbery and shooting at the establishment with multiple people shot. Lt. Thomas DelPercio confirmed there was a robbery and shooting and the suspect was not in custody.

Horry County Police took to Twitter a few minutes after 10 p.m. to announce an “active shooting incident” near Belle Terre Boulevard.

Police asked the community there to “shelter in place or steer clear of the area.”

Anyone with information, please call 843-248-1520.

Horry County police took one man into custody near the scene of the shooting Friday night at Waccamaw Bingo. Josh Bell jbell
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.