Tommy Crosby, spokesperson for the South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division, confirmed that Myrtle Beach officers were responding to a domestic call Saturday night when shots were fired. It is the first this year involving Myrtle Beach Police Department. After meeting with Myrtle Beach’s chief of police and two city managers, Mayor Brenda Bethune said the shooting early Sunday appeared gang-related. Last weekend, two shootings occurred just blocks away. The shooting came 24 hours after police said shots were fired near 12th Avenue North and Ocean Boulevard that left four people injured during the busy Memorial Day weekend. Man Dies in Latest Shooting on Myrtle Beach Tourist Strip A South Carolina man has died after he was shot near the main tourist strip in Myrtle Beach. Kipfer cut her stay in Myrtle Beach very short and was soon on the road back to Colorado. Officials added that officers are investigating, and there was a large law enforcement presence in the area. St. James family, Several people were injured during a shooting along Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach. “May God bless everyone affected by this senseless tragedy,” Bethune wrote. Rayen Aish, a cashier at Discount City, a few miles away, said the trend in violence makes her very concerned about working a normal shift on the job. SLED: Suspect in shooting that killed a Myrtle Beach police officer, injured another, is deceased, McConnell says deal has been reached on rescue package, Deputies: Ohio man charged with abduction, Fire crews battle structure fire in Huntington, Number of active cases climb at correctional facility, Rock Hill student talks about The Story of Christmas, Four COVID-19 deaths reported in Scioto County, Local author talks Sylar and the Sycamore Leaves. Overnight shooting in Myrtle Beach leaves one dead, one injured By Richard Caines rcaines@postandcourier.com Sep 11, 2020 Updated Sep 14, 2020 Mugshot … “Today we are mourning the loss of one of our officers,” Chief Amy Prock stated early Sunday morning. Officer Hancher has been with the Myrtle Beach Police Department for four years as a Comunity Service Officer and just under one year as a Police Officer. Posted by Myrtle Beach Police Department on Sunday, October 4, 2020 MBPD said the shooting occurred at 10 p.m. Saturday in the 400 block of 14th Avenue South. According to the MBPD, Hancher had four years as a community officer and just under one year as a police officer. Four people suffered gunshot wounds and all are expected to recover, police said. No other details about their condition were released. A man has been arrested in connection to a deadly shooting Friday afternoon in the Myrtle Beach area. 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It is with great sadness that we must inform you of the passing of one of our own parishioners,... Saturday night’s shooting was the 37th officer-involved shooting in South Carolina in 2020, according to SLED. It’s another situation very similar to what we had last weekend, where these were two rival gangs who brought their dispute into Myrtle Beach to finish fighting it out,” Bethune said. The latest incident was a deadly shooting early Monday along Ocean Boulevard. “Honestly, I’m kind of scared coming to work every night and staying late,” Aish said. A reader-submitted video shows the aftermath of a Sunday afternoon shooting near the Myrtle Beach SkyWheel. Aish said she’d fully support the city implementing a curfew if it means keeping the businesses and residents safer. Officials added that officers are investigating, and there was a large law enforcement presence in the area. SLED agents were called in to investigate, … “There’s still little children with their families, and people up and down the streets, lots of traffic, and how nobody else got hurt is amazing," said Kipfer. Tom Vest. Seven people have been arrested and charged in connection with that gang-related shooting. “PFC Jacob Hancher was killed in the line of duty while responding to a call for service.”. MBPD said the shooting occurred at 10 p.m. Saturday in the 400 block of 14th Avenue South. "Today we are mourning the loss of one of our officers, PFC Jacob Hancher was killed in the line of duty while responding to a call for service. SLED agents were called in to investigate, … According to a news release from the Myrtle Beach police department, the latest shooting took place at around 12:30 a.m. EDT on Sunday morning near 12th Avenue north and Ocean Boulevard. Man dies in latest shooting on Myrtle Beach tourist strip May 25, 2020 MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man has died after he was shot near the main tourist strip in Myrtle Beach, the third shooting in the area in a … Copyright 2020 WMBF via Gray Media Group, Inc. All rights reserved. May God bless everyone affected by this senseless tragedy. Myrtle Beach's Ocean Boulevard tourist strip has been the site of thee shootings since May 17. One involved the Myrtle Beach Police Department. “Following the exchange of gunfire, the suspect was discovered deceased. A South Carolina police chief announced early Sunday the death of an officer following a shooting in Myrtle Beach. No other injuries were reported,” a SLED press release stated. Myrtle Beach police officer Jacob Hancher also died in the shooting. Myrtle Beach police Cpl. “It’s killing my business," Henderson said. That officer was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, authorities said. He was a dedicated public servant who upheld his oath to protect this community and made the ultimate sacrifice. MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - The suspect involved in a deadly officer-involved shooting in Myrtle Beach is deceased, according to authorities. Posted by Myrtle Beach Police Department on Sunday, October 4, 2020 MBPD said the shooting occurred at 10 p.m. Saturday in the 400 block of 14th Avenue South. According to a Facebook post from the Catholic Church of St. James in Conway, Hancher was a parishioner there who served as a missionary on a 2017 mission to Honduras. "Because every time something extraordinary happens [in this area] it shuts down the boulevard.”. Myrtle Beach Mayor Brenda Bethune took to Facebook early Sunday morning, asking the community to “join me in lifting up our MBPD family.”. Some business owners are expressing major safety concerns about the recurring gang violence along Ocean Boulevard. Hancher and another Myrtle Beach officer were responding to a domestic call when shots were fired, according to … The US Army Corps of Engineers will take it, Augusta buses to stop running early for Christmas Eve, Despite coronavirus concerns, region's beaches are packed for holiday, Shark caught off the coast of North Myrtle Beach. Monday, May 25, 2020 MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) -- Myrtle Beach was rocked by two shootings over the weekend that left at least one person dead, just a week after another pair of shootings. Names will be released after formal charges are announced. According to Myrtle Beach police, the suspects in that incident were located and detained shortly after the 12:30 a.m. shooting. "All of the real-time crime unit information does lead to that. Officials added that officers are investigating, and there was a large law enforcement presence in the area. File/Grace Beahm Alford/Staff Robbie Henderson, a manager for Generation X store on Ocean Boulevard, said last weekend’s shooting was already impacting their business and was seeing a big decrease in foot traffic. A second Myrtle Beach police officer suffered non-life-threatening injuries during the incident and has been released from the hospital. And pray especially for the family of our officer who was killed in the line of duty. Sunday’s shooting had some guests ending their vacations a little early. That officer was released from the hospital on Sunday, according to Myrtle Beach Police Cpl. SLED agents were called in to investigate, according to Crosby. MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) -- Myrtle Beach was rocked by two shootings over the weekend that left at least one person dead, just a week after another pair of shootings. Tom Vest said officers were called around 12:40 a.m. to 15th Avenue South and Ocean Boulevard. A second officer was also injured, according to SLED. Hancher’s passing was announced early Sunday morning by department officials. Like many businesses, Henderson said the store was already focusing on keeping employees safe during a pandemic and having to now be concerned about a possible trend of shootings is becoming a bit too much to handle. Myrtle Beach Police PFC Jacob Hancher was killed in the shooting. “We’re over here trying to make sure we’re safe but at the same time not get anything from COVID-19," Henderson said. Three people suffered injuries that were not life-threatening. “For those who were able to serve along side him, they learned of his kindness and selfless service,” the post stated. - Chief Amy Prock. Myrtle Beach speaks out on recent shootings and gang violence MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) -- Myrtle Beach city leaders are speaking out following a second shooting along Ocean Boulevard this past weekend. Police vehicles are seen near the site of a shooting in Myrtle Beach, S.C., Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020. Please join me in lifting up our MBPD family. (Source: Gray News) By WMBF News Staff | May 9, 2020 at 12:01 PM EDT - Updated May 9 at 2:51 PM Posted by Myrtle Beach Police Department on Sunday, October 4, 2020 MBPD said the shooting occurred at 10 p.m. Saturday in the 400 block of 14th Avenue South.