North Carolina man charged with attempted murder after Friday night shooting in Myrtle Beach

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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) – Myrtle Beach police charged a man with attempted murder and other charges following a shooting Friday night on Kings Highway that injured one person.

Garrett Goolsby, 26, of Fayetteville, North Carolina, was charged on Saturday with attempted murder, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and unlawful carrying of a pistol. He is being held without bond in the J. Reuben Long Detention Center, according to jail records.

Police told News13 Friday night that officers responded to a report of shots fired around 11:40 p.m. at 3305 North Kings Highway. Officers stopped a vehicle believed to be involved shortly after the report, according to police. Several people were detained.

Police were seen at a Circle K that appeared to have its window shattered. Crime tape was also placed in the parking lot.

One person was injured and taken to the hospital Friday night, but that person is expected to recover, police said on Saturday.

The shooting comes during a busy Memorial Day weekend for the city. Hotel rooms in Myrtle Beach are near capacity for the holiday.

Myrtle Beach has seen its share of violence during and around Memorial Day weekend.

In 2020, one person was killed and several others were hurt in a series of shootings.

In 2019, an 18-year-old was charged with attempted murder after a victim was shot in the stomach.

In 2014, there was a shooting at a hotel over the holiday weekend.

Count on News13 for updates.

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