No gun found after reported shooting in Myrtle Beach; 2 men charged with other crimes


MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) – Two men have been charged after an incident that Myrtle Beach police initially investigated as an alleged shooting but later determined that no shots were fired.

Mark Odom, 33, was charged with assault and battery, and Arthur Zorn, 26, was charged with drug possession after an incident about 9:30 p.m. Saturday in the area of 27th Avenue South in Myrtle Beach.

An initial police report said that when police arrived a man told officers that two other men had been shouting at him and that one of them pulled out a gun and fired in his direction. However, an updated report released Monday afternoon said neither Odom nor Zorn had been in possession of a weapon.

The incident happened near the light post behind the Sea Horn Motel parking lot at 2805 South Ocean Boulevard, according to police. The victim was not injured, and Zorn was found to be in possession of a green leafy substance identified as marijuana, according to police.

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