Horry County police investigate after man dies of gunshot wound

Grand Strand Crime

HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — Horry County police are investigating after a man died Sunday morning of a gunshot wound, according to Horry County Deputy Coroner Michelle McSpadden.

Patrick Smith, 49, of Marshville, North Carolina, died at a hospital Sunday morning, McSpadden said. It is believed the incident happened Friday night or Saturday morning along Shore Drive, but McSpadden said that information is preliminary and could change.

An Horry County police report shows police were called to Shore Drive at 3 a.m. Saturday and found Smith lying on the sidewalk injured. The police report states Smith was drunk but responsive and had a broken arm. The report also states Smith said he was hit by a car.

Police are investigating the case as a homicide. No other information was immediately available.

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