Myrtle Beach police identify suspects accused of shooting out of sunroof

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Kanica Ashton (left) and Kenesha Sanders (right) (Courtesy: Myrtle Beach Jail)

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — Myrtle Beach police are investigating after shots were fired from a sunroof Monday afternoon, according to Master Cpl. Tom Vest with Myrtle Beach police.

Officers were called at about 12:20 p.m. for reports of gunshots in the area of 12th Avenue South and Yaupon Drive, Vest said. Two people were detained in connection with the incident.

Police said Kanica Ashton, 27, and Kenesha Jace Sanders, 26, were allegedly in a red vehicle with red wheels shooting a gun out of the sunroof, according to the police report. Ashton was charged with discharging a firearm within the city, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest. Sanders was charged with resisting arrest by giving a false name and address.

While police were trying to arrest Ashton, she’s accused of using vulgar and racist language in front of people walking by. She also allegedly declined medical treatment by cussing out the medical personnel.

Both suspects told police they were the ones being shot at, according to the report. Ashton also told police she was going to kill herself if they didn’t kill her, the report says.

Vest said no injuries were reported in the incident.

Shootings are listed even if no one was injured in the incident. For some shootings, a specific address was not provided by police, and the marker will show a city center or an approximate area as the location of the incident.

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