MURRELLS INLET, S.C. (WBTW) — One person is dead and two others wounded after a shooting early Wednesday near Murrells Inlet, according to the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office.

Jim Thomas, 76, was identified by the Georgetown County Coroner’s Office as the person who died. Thomas was pronounced dead at the scene.

The sheriff’s office also said one person whose identity has not been released has been detained in connection with the shooting, which happened at a residence near the traffic circle at Wachesaw Road and Old Kings Highway.

“It’s really kind of scary simply because I’ve been living here since 2007 in Murrells Inlet,” said Robin Holley, who lives nearby. “This kind of stuff doesn’t happen around here. This is normally a quiet neighborhood.”

The two injured people are being treated at an area hospital. No other information was immediately available.


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