HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — Police think a car theft and a shooting near Coastal Carolina University are related, according to police reports obtained by News13.
Coastal Carolina University issued an alert Tuesday night after a shots-fired incident off campus. Horry County police said the shooting happened at about 8:27 p.m. on Carolina Road. No injuries were reported, but property was damaged.
CCU said there was no threat to campus.
A police report said officers were called to the area for reports of a shooting, and while on the phone, the dispatcher could hear the shooting through the phone.
No one was injured but the report states a front storm door was damaged, along with a vehicle. There was a red cup that had what appeared to be marijuana in it near some shell casings about two parking spaces away, according to the report.
Near the corner of the building, officers observed evidence that a person ran through the dirt. A cell phone was also located that continued to ring, according to the report. Police determined that three types of ammunition were used in the shooting.
The police report also states that police received a report of a stolen car nearby about seven minutes after the shooting. The report for the stolen vehicle indicates the two incidents are believed to be connected. Police said a person called and reported that her 2013 Chevrolet Sonic was stolen while the keys were inside.
The report says the suspects should be considered “armed and dangerous.”
No other information was immediately available. Count on News13 for updates.
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