Three Dead, Seven Wounded in Myrtle Beach Shootings

Credit: Myrtle Beach Online

Credit: Myrtle Beach Online

Police in Myrtle Beach responded to multiple shootings on Saturday and Sunday nights. The violence left three people dead and seven wounded. The deceased were all from the Lowcountry - 2 were Summerville residents, the other from Ladson.

Here's everything you need to know:

  • The first shooting happened around 9:30 pm at Sixth Avenue South.
    • One man was injured
      Read more here: http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/2014/05/25/4247564/police-reporting-shootings-on.html?sp=/99/209/&ihp=1#storylink=cpy
  • The second incident took place around 11 pm at the Bermuda Sands Motel.
    • This location is about 7 blocks away from where the first shooting took place.
    • This is the incident that left three dead.
    • The deceased are: Sandy Geddis Barnwell (22, Summerville), Devonte Dantzler (21, Summerville), and Jamie Williams (28, Ladson).
    • It appears the shootings happened after a fight broke out in front of the motel. Three shots were fired, injuring one.
    • While police were providing medical attention to the victim, shots were fired from the second floor of the motel.
      Read more here: http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/2014/05/25/4247564/police-reporting-shootings-on.html?sp=/99/209/&ihp=1#storylink=cpy
    • No arrests have been made.
  • According to CNN, another shooting occurred nearby and resulted in a woman being shot in the chin and a man shot in the shoulder.
  • On Sunday, another shooting took place around 10:30 pm at the Wave Rider Resort.
    • This incident left two injured
      Read more here: http://www.thestate.com/2014/05/25/3467897/police-investigating-shooting.html?sp=/99/205/&ihp=1#storylink=cpy
  • The events took place during the annual Atlantic Beach BikeFest.

The Post & Courier has found two "unedited, unconfirmed" videos on YouTube that appear to show the events surrounding the fatal shootings. Both videos are below, but do contain graphic content.

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