SLED investigates officer involved shooting in Horry County

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MYRTLE BEACH AREA, SC (WBTW) – The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division will continue to investigate an early morning officer involved shooting.

One person was shot and three officers were taken to the hospital after a police chase resulted in the shooting at about 1 a.m. Friday. 

 SLED will interview officers and others involved in the incident as part of their investigation.

Officials with the Horry County Police Department say the shooting happened near Maypop Circle and Palmetto Pointe Boulevard in the Myrtle Beach area. 

The suspect was injured. No officers were shot. One officer does have minor injuries and two others were taken to the hospital to be checked out. 

This is the fifth officer involved shooting this year in South Carolina, SLED reports, and the first one this year involving an officer with the Horry County Police Department. In 2018, there were 43 officer involved shootings in South Carolina. Not one of them involved HCPD.

Police ask members of the community to avoid the area as the investigation continues.

No further information will be provided at this time, according to SLED.

News13 will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.

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