Crime

Man told Horry County police he was shot in the arm, robbed after he got lost

A 24-year-old man told Horry County police he got lost while driving early Sunday and was shot during a robbery, according to authorities.

Officers were called about 1 a.m. Sunday to Seacoast Hospital for the man being treated for a gunshot wound, Horry County police Lt. Raul Denis said.

The victim told officers that about 12:30 a.m. he was driving to North Myrtle Beach on S.C. 31 when he went the wrong way and ended up on Cane Branch Road and then on Rambo Lane, which is in the Loris area near U.S. 701 North and S.C. 22, police said.

The victim said he tried to get a cellphone signal to use his GPS to get back to Myrtle Beach, but a Dodge car pulled up and blocked his path, according to the report. The victim said a man came to his door, pointed a gun at him and demanded his money.

The victim said he gave the man his money and then the man shot his left arm, according to the report. The robber then left and the victim drove to the hospital.

The victim will recover from the injury.

Officers noted in the report that officers found nothing out of the ordinary in the area and nothing was found in the victim’s car because he said his arm was shot while it was hanging out the window.

Anyone with information can call Horry County Police at 843-915-8477.

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