Crime

Second shooting this month at Myrtle Beach area bar under investigation

Horry County police continued Tuesday to investigate a weekend shooting at a Myrtle Beach area bar, the second incident there this month.

A 31-year-old man was shot in the hand about 4:40 a.m. Sunday at Fat Boiz Bar on Fred Nash Boulevard and he told police he shot back at several people and hit one person, according to an Horry County police report.

A 30-year-old man went to South Strand Medical Center short time later and told officials he was shot by a security guard at an unknown bar, according to the report. That man told police he was inside the bar when an altercation happened, but he didn’t see it.

No other details about that victim were listed in the report.

The first victim told police that the incident was about a pool game inside the bar and that everyone was escorted outside by security, according to the report. The people were about to leave when a man in a vehicle pulled out a gun.

The victim said he drew his weapon and then people in other vehicles started firing at them, according to the report. The victim said he returned gunfire. The victim suffered a gunshot wound to his hand and his hat was knocked off.

A vehicle was damaged during the shooting and the victim said he shot a tire on one of the vehicle where the men were shooting at him, according to the report. Officers found several shell casings in the parking lot and the victim was treated at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center.

On June 4, Horry County police were called to the bar for another shooting, which happened about 4:40 a.m. as well.

In that shooting, a 24-year-old man and a 33-year-old man were taken to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in a private car for treatment of gunshot wounds to their stomachs, authorities said.

Security guards at the bar told officers that one of the victims was involved in a fight on the side of the building when the shooting happened, according to the report. Someone fired more gunshots from another area of the parking lot during that incident.

Security guards said they couldn’t identify the shooters because the patrons crowded out to get away, according to a police report.

Contact TONYA ROOT at 444-1723 or on Twitter @tonyaroot.

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