5-year-old injured after shot fired into a Loris home overnight

A 5-year-old suffered non-life-threatening injuries after a shot was fired into a home in the Loris area.

Horry County police responded to the 2300 block of S.C. Highway 746, near Log Cabin Road, for the reported shooting. Officers were called around 11:30 p.m. Thursday night, according to Horry Police spokeswoman Mikayla Moskov.

Police were told the child was hit by a shot fired into the home, according to Moskov.

According to a police report, those inside the home were awaken by gunfire to find the victim shot in the leg. The child went to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, according to Moskov.

Police say there were multiple bullet holes in the front of the trailer and gunshots hit the refrigerator, stove and other items.

Horry County police continue to investigate the shooting.

An area resident who declined to give her name said she was outside when she heard nine shots. She added the home was hit several times by a car that slowed down before shooting.

“I never hit the dirt so fast,” she said.

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.