20-year-old woman charged with murder after shooting in Longs

Grand Strand Crime

LONGS, S.C. (WBTW) — A 20-year-old woman was charged with murder after a deadly shooting Wednesday morning in Longs.

According to police, the shooting happened around 1:35 a.m. on Sun Colony Blvd. Officers found one person dead from a gunshot wound.

Christina Taryn Bottoms, 20, of Ocean Isle, North Carolina, is charged with murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

Police said evidence and witnesses suggest Bottoms shot the victim after an argument. According to arrest warrants, the victim was struck in the head. Witnesses said they heard the argument and then gunshots, followed by Bottoms lying on top of the victim in a bed, according to warrants.

No other suspects are wanted in connection with the case and there is no additional threat to the community, police said.

Bottoms is held in J. Reuben Long Detention Center. No bail has been set.

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