‘Could’ve happened to me:’ Longs residents on edge after several recent shootings


HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Police are investigating after a person was shot Tuesday morning on Pine Needle Drive in the Longs area, according to Cpt. John Harrelson with the Horry County Police Department.

The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment. Their condition is not known at this time.

According to an Horry County Police report, the victim said he was driving along Pine Needle Drive when he felt a sharp pain in his side. The police report says he then realized he was being shot at.

Police found the victim on Freemont Road with two bullet wounds.

People who live nearby say they believe the victim was a Pepsi driver on his way to work.

Some people in the area say they’re scared because cases like this are becoming common.

WMBF News went through records and found that, since the beginning of May, there have been four reported shootings in Longs.

“Could’ve happened to me,” Clara Mae said. “I could’ve been out there at the mailbox and it could’ve happened to me.”

Neighbors say a lot of the recent violence is caused by people in their 20s and younger. They’re sad to see how things have changed since they were kids.

“Well it needs to be stopped because most of these guys out here have got guns,” said resident Lanford William.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at (843) 915-TIPS.

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