Tourists watch deadly shooting during Beach BikeFest in South Carolina Myrtle Beach
This Memorial Day weekend is one of the busiest days for visitors to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. One of the yearly travel and tourism festivals is the annual Atlantic Beach BikeFest.
This Memorial Day weekend is one of the busiest days for visitors to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. One of the yearly travel and tourism festivals is the annual Atlantic Beach BikeFest. During this event on Saturday night, this US beach resort became the scene of a deadly shooting with three people killed. The shootings took place around 11 pm on Saturday in front of crowds of tourists at the Bermuda Sands Motel along the beach’s new boardwalk.
Three people were killed and a fourth person was wounded in a shooting at an oceanfront motel in Myrtle Beach, one of South Carolina’s most popular tourist destinations.
Officers draped towels over the balcony of a breezeway just outside the doors to the rooms of the motel to shield two of the bodies from people on nearby Ocean Boulevard.
Police have not said whether they have any suspects or what led to the shooting.
CBS affiliate WCSC in Charleston reports Deputy Coroner Darris Fowler has identified the victims as Devonte Dantzler, 21, of Summerville, SC; Jamie Williams, 28, of Ladson, SC; and Sandy Gaddis Barnwell, 22, of Summerville, SC. All three deaths were ruled as homicides.
The Sun News quoted a witness as saying that several people were fighting on the sidewalk in front of the motel minutes before the shooting.
Myrtle Beach had just two homicides in all of 2013.