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One dead in homicide near Coastal Carolina, Horry County Coroner ID’s victim

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One person was shot and killed near Coastal Carolina on Saturday and police are investigating the death as a murder.

Conway police say the shooting was reported around 2 a.m. near 702 S.C. Highway 544. Multiple police agencies, including CCU police, responded to the scene to investigate. Anyone with information is asked to contact Conway police at 843-248-1790.

The Horry County Coroner’s Office identified one victim as Jamarr White, 24, of Conway. He died of a gunshot wound. Another victim was also taken to the hospital. That person’s condition is not known.

Conway police spokeswoman Taylor Newell said the police are investigating the death as a homicide.

One of the victims was found near a Founders Drive gas station, according to Coastal Carolina. The incident happened off-campus and neither of the people shot were CCU students.

A suspect left the area in a red Dodge Charger, according to CCU. No other suspect information has been released.

According to J. Reuben Long Detention Center records, a Jamarr Alan White, 24, of Conway, was released on bond on Aug. 19 after police charged him with unlawful carrying of a pistol.

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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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