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Homeowner Shoots At Burglar In High End Dunes Area

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Beach Drive is considered one of the most elite neighborhoods in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The street runs alongside the oceanfront from 77th North to 82nd North.

The average oceanfront home price on Beach Drive is well over $1 million.

An investigation is underway in this Dunes area neighborhood after a homeowner opened fire on a burglary suspect Monday morning, according to police.

The Myrtle Beach police department says officers responded around 5:30 a.m. Monday to reports of a burglary at a home on Beach Drive.

The victim told responding officers the suspect, who is listed in the report as a 15-year-old juvenile, was last seen heading southbound on Beach Drive.

According to police, the victim said he fired his revolver-style pistol at the suspect while he was outside.

The victim reported that he did not believe he wounded the suspect. Police said there was no blood trail present to indicate the suspect was shot.

The is an ongoing investigation. Incidents, like this one, create concerns as crime in Myrtle Beach is no longer contained to the downtown areas.

Call MBPD at 843-918-1300 if you have any information.



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