HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — A 17-year-old has been charged in connection with a shooting Thursday in Socastee, according to officials.

Hosni Winiga Batebawia, 17, was arrested and charged with attempted murder, possession of a weapon during a violent crime, and unlawful possession. He was being held in the J. Reuben Long Detention Center without bond as of Friday afternoon, according to online booking records.

Police said the shooting happened at about 3:45 p.m. on Alexander Court near Holmestown Road. One person was injured, according to Horry County police spokeswoman Mikayla Moskov.

Warrants obtained by News13 don’t provide further details about the shooting, but a police report states the victim had gunshot wounds to both legs.

A police presence was also seen at Circle K in the area of Holmestown Road and Highway 707, not far from where the shooting happened. Police met with the victim at the gas station before taking them to an undisclosed location, according to an incident report.

A neighbor told News13 that he heard five shots.

“We heard like a revolver going off,” Jim Delgatto said. “Boom, boom, boom. Five shots. Five quick shots. We come outside, the dogs are barking. Next thing we know, there’s a bunch of cops on the street.”

A News13 crew on scene was able to see a backpack on the ground and bullet holes in the side of the home. There was also a shoe on the ground, and the door was still wide open.

As of 6 p.m., investigators were on scene taking pictures of the home.


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