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Myrtle Beach police investigating early morning stabbings

Stabbing incident occurred early Saturday morning at the Summer Sands Motel in Myrtle Beach.
Stabbing incident occurred early Saturday morning at the Summer Sands Motel in Myrtle Beach. Photo courtesy of WPDE

Stabbing incidents happened during the early morning hours Saturday at Ocean Boulevard motels in Myrtle Beach, one of which involved a man stabbed during a drug deal, according to a police report.

Officers were first called about 2:30 a.m. to the Virginian Motel at 1810 South Ocean Boulevard in reference to an assault, the report states.

When authorities arrived, they found a 42-year-old man lying on the ground with a stab wound in his upper lip and lower abdomen. The victim told police he went to the motel to purchase drugs with the suspect who stabbed him, police said.

The victim said he was stabbed because he didn’t have enough money, according to the report.

A witness at the scene told police he heard a loud noise then saw the victim running around the hotel with blood all over his face and body, so the witness ran to the hotel office and called police, the report states.

The witness then saw a white van pull out of the back parking lot and turn onto Ocean Boulevard.

The stabbing wasn’t captured on hotel surveillance cameras, but police noted the bloody victim could be seen running around the hotel in the available footage.

The victim was taken to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center for treatment, police said.

Crime scene investigators responded to the scene, and a short time later Myrtle Beach police were called about another stabbing incident at the Summer Sands Hotel on the 1400 block of South Ocean Boulevard. Police believe this stabbing could be related to the stabbing at the Virginian Motel.

Our Grand Strand news partner alliance, WPDE, contributed to this report.

More information will be released as soon as it is provided. Please check back for story updates.

Elizabeth Townsend: 843-626-0217, @TSN_etownsend

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