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Myrtle Beach police, SLED investigate officer-involved shooting near 65th Avenue North

Two Myrtle Beach police officers were involved in an officer-involved shooting on Saturday morning.

The shooting happened around 2 a.m. near 65th Avenue North and Wedgewood Drive, according to the department.

The department did not release details of the what led to the shooting or the suspect’s condition. The officers were not injured, Cpl. Thomas Vest said.

Myrtle Beach police will be conducting its own investigation, and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division will also review the incident, according to the department.

Anyone with photos, video or information about the incident is asked to contact SLED at 803-737-9000 or Myrtle Beach police at 843-918-1382.

Que Gist lives nearby and said he was outside when the shooting happened. He said he heard several shots, initially thinking it was a machine gun, and looked out of his fenced yard. He said that at first he didn’t see any police, but then saw them putting up the yellow, caution tape.

“They’ve been out here all night,” he 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.
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