MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — Myrtle Beach Mayor Brenda Bethune released a statement to News13 Monday after a shooting Saturday on Ocean Boulevard was captured on video that has since been shared nearly 3,000 times on social media.
“We have a very safe City,” Bethune said. “Unfortunately we sometimes have people who come here to do the wrong things. With over 1,000 cameras, license plate readers and increase police presence, the message is that if you commit a crime in Myrtle Beach you will be caught.”
The Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce also released a statement to News13.
“It’s always unfortunate when crime occurs in the Grand Strand or elsewhere,” the statement reads. “The safety and wellbeing of our residents and visitors remains a top priority. We’re reassured by the prompt response of our local law enforcement, who not only work diligently to keep us all safe but have a proven track record of quickly arresting suspects.”
The shooting happened at about 7:30 p.m. in the area of 12th Avenue North and North Ocean Boulevard, according to police.
Video of the incident appears to show an argument between people in two vehicles. A person gets out of an SUV with a gun and puts the gun in the window of a truck while a woman stands in front of the truck.
While the gun is in the window of the truck, a gunshot can be heard going off as the truck drives away. It’s unclear what happened in the moments before the video.
News13 has decided to blur out the people involved in the incident because police have not announced any charges or named any suspects as of Sunday afternoon.
Anyone with information is asked to call 843-918-1382 and reference report #23-005930.
Earlier this month, two people were arrested after a car doing burnouts led to what was seen in a viral video posted to TikTok that showed Myrtle Beach police officers drawing guns along a crowded Ocean Boulevard.
Count on News13 for updates.