911 calls released after deadly shooting at Waccamaw Bingo


MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – Horry County Police have released the 911 calls after a deadly shooting at the Waccamaw Bingo hall in Horry County.

A warning these calls may be difficult to listen to, some may find these disturbing.

Stephen “Steve” Johnson, Sr., 73, and Stephen “Sparky” Johnson Jr., 46, were killed after an attempted robbery ended with gunfire, according to a press release from Horry County Deputy Coroner Michelle McSpadden.

The two men were father and son and from Sumter. The pair owned the bingo hall.

Derrick Rivera, 29, of Georgetown, and Bradford Britton, 40, also of Georgetown, were arrested in the case.

Warrants suggest Rivera was the shooter. He has a long criminal record in South Carolina, including charges in May for attempted murder. You can take a look at his SLED arrest record here.

Count on News13 for updates on this case as they come into the newsroom.

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