Heavy police, fire presence as authorities investigate shooting in Carolina Forest neighborhood

HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – Police are investigating a shooting that happened in the Carolina Forest area on Wednesday.

The Horry County Police Department said the incident happened at around 1:45 p.m. in the area of Centennial Circle, which is off Carolina Forest Boulevard.

It’s unclear if anyone was hurt as of 3:30 p.m.

WMBF News reporter Eric Richards is at the scene where there is a large presence of police and EMS. He also noted the Horry County Police Chief Joe Hill was on the scene as well for the investigation.

Neighbors said it is a quiet neighborhood and they have never seen such a large police presence in their community.

“Something like this is way new to me,” said neighbor Richard Rizzo. “I’ve never seen anything or heard anything like this. I hope, whatever happened, I hope it turns out OK.”

There is no threat to the public, but those in the area may also see a law enforcement presence for “some time,” according to police.

Horry County Fire Rescue crews are also at the scene.

Stay with WMBF News for updates.

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