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One Person Shot As Myrtle Beach’s Violent Holiday Tradition Continues

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David Hucks is a 12th generation descendant of the area we now call Myrtle Beach, S.C. David attended Coastal Carolina University and like most of his family, has never left the area. David is the lead journalist at MyrtleBeachSC.com

One person is in the hospital and several others are being held following a shooting at the Circle K gas station on 34th Ave N and Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach on Friday night.

The Myrtle Beach Police Department says it responded to the incident around 11:40 p.m.

The City of Myrtle Beach is on high alert, calling in 300 outside officers, as tens of thousands of biker tourists are on vacation this holiday weekend.

Once on the scene, officers approached a vehicle believed to be involved, according to police. Multiple suspects were detained.

MEMORIAL WEEKEND’S VIOLENT HISTORY

In 2020, one person was killed and several others were injured during a series of shootings on Ocean Boulevard over the Memorial Day Weekend.

In 2019, an 18-year-old was charged with attempted murder after he shot a man in the stomach during this same holiday weekend period.

In 2014, Cornelius Woods, 42, was identified as the shooter in the Fountainbleau Motel shooting that happened  over Memorial Day weekend. 

Myrtle Beach Mayor Brenda Bethune warned tourists on Thursday night that such behavior would lead to jail time.

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