Witness describes Sunday morning shooting on Ocean Boulevard
One suspect is in custody and police are looking for another one after a shooting at the Holiday Sands North early Sunday.
Police say Shaylan Charvoris Isaac, 21, allegedly fired the shots that sent one victim to the hospital, then Isaac fled the scene. Isaac is wanted for attempted murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, Myrtle Beach Police said on its Facebook page.
Police describe Isaac as 6 foot 4 inches tall, about 170 pounds, black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a brown-black-white shirt and brown pants.
Another suspect is in custody, but officials haven’t released the suspect’s name.
The shooting happened about 1:30 a.m. Sunday at the Holiday Sands North off Ocean Boulevard near Fourth Avenue North. One person was shot and taken to the hospital; the victim’s condition was unknown Sunday afternoon.
Police haven’t released details about the shooting, but Michael Brown, a vacationer in town for the Atlantic Beach Bikefest, said later Sunday morning that he was under the front awning of the hotel at the time of the incident.
“I was just sitting here and bullet almost hit me, so thank God I’m here,” he said.
Brown said he heard four shots, and said the victim was shot twice in the back while running away from the shooter.
“He was running and the guy was firing at him,” he said. “I was looking to get out of the way, so I ran too.”
Brown said he had heard that the two men were arguing, but said he didn’t know either of them.
“When I heard the shots, I got to running,” he said. “I’m glad it didn’t hit me.”
Brown said the victim collapsed under the hotel awning on the north side as Brown ran the other way.
“I was in the hotel room and I just heard it,” Ryan Reid said early Sunday morning shortly after he heard the shots fired. “I heard the lady say that somebody got shot over there so we came outside to see what was going on and to move our bikes.”
Reid’s bike was parked along with several others under the awning of the Holiday Sands North tower where, he said, one victim was down when officers arrived.
Officers quickly swarmed the area around the Wayfarer and Holiday Sands hotels, pushing a growing crowd back and asking people on the scene to go inside.
“They were trying to get some of the bikes moved so they could bring some stuff in and we were just trying to help them move the bikes and stuff so they could get through,” Reid said.
Staff writer Claire Byun contributed to this report.
Christian Boschult, 843-026-0218, @CBOSCH192