One dead as HCPD investigates ‘traffic-related shooting incident’

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UPDATE 5:40 P.M. SATURDAY: The Horry County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim killed in Saturday morning’s shooting.

Rashawn D. Smith, 18, of Tabor City, NC was the victim of the homicide, according to Deputy Coroner Chris Dontell.

The shooting happened near the intersection of Highway 9 and Flag Patch Road.

An autopsy is scheduled for Sunday. Count on News13 for updates.

UPDATE 11:10 A.M. SATURDAY: The Horry County Coroner’s Office has confirmed one person died in connection with Saturday morning’s incident around Highway 9.

Deputy Coroner Chris Dontell says a cause of death has not been determined yet. An investigation is ongoing.

A department spokesperson said police have not made any arrests.

Count on News13 for updates.

LORIS AREA, SC (WBTW) – Police in Horry County are investigating after what the department calls a ‘traffic-related shooting incident.’

A section of Highway 9 near Log Cabin Road was shut down to traffic for several hours Saturday morning as part of the investigation.

The department tweeted just after 4:30 a.m. Saturday that traffic heading both ways was closed as officers responded to a call.

The road was reopened around 9:30 Saturday morning.

News13 is working to learn if anyone has been hurt in this incident and if someone has been taken into custody.

Count on News13 for updates.

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