HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — The Horry County Coroner’s Office has identified a 19-year-old woman who was killed in a Loris-area shooting over the weekend.

Brooke Akins of Galivants Ferry was taken to McLeod Health Loris emergency room after she was shot in the head, the coroner’s office said.

William Perritt, 21, of Chadbourne, has been charged with murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, according to arrest warrants. He was booked into the J. Reuben Long Detention Center.

Officers responded at about 1:15 a.m. Sunday to a possible shooting off of N. Highway 701, according to the report. Perritt was detained in a Loris Police Department vehicle.

Perritt was then brought to a hospital where he was seen and discharged, the report said.

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