1 person in custody in deadly Myrtle Beach shooting, victim identified as 14-year-old

Grand Strand Crime

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – The Horry County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim of a shooting in Myrtle Beach as a 14-year-old.

Horry County Deputy Coroner Darris Fowler identified the victim as Anthony Lemay, 14, and said Lemay died from gunshot injuries.

Fowler also said an autopsy will be performed Tuesday.

Around 5:15 p.m. on Sunday, officers responded to the 500 block of 65th Avenue North in Myrtle Beach for a shooting incident.

Cpl. Thomas Vest, with Myrtle Beach police, says one person is in custody. That person’s name will released after warrants are served.

Lisa Bourcier, with Horry County Schools, told News13 Lemay was a student at Forestbrook Middle School.

Victor Alcazar remembers Lemay as being mature for his age and outgoing.

“He had a heart of gold, and I just hope he’s watching over us,” Alcazar said. That’s like a little brother to me.”

Alcazar came to know Lemay through his younger cousin, who was friends with him.

Alcazar’s cousin died in 2019, and the two bonded over the loss.

“(He was) a good, spiritual person,” Alcazar said. “Funny, outgoing, loving, caring, supportive. He was a best friend to everybody.”

Bob Simpkins lives near where the shooting happened on 65th Avenue North. He says the crime has him on edge.

“I’ve been to war a couple times, and I don’t want to have to live looking over my shoulder,” he said. “When you suffer like I do with PTSD and different things, it’s a scary thing.”

Simpkins served overseas in the Marine Corps. He wants to move away when his lease is up because of safety concerns in the area.

This is a developing story. Count on News13 for updates.


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