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Police have upgraded charges for a 21-year-old man accused in a deadly shooting that happened in Myrtle Beach Monday morning.

Samuel Alexander Frye is now charged is with two counts of murder, five counts of attempted murder and one count of assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, according to a news release from the Myrtle Beach Police Department.

Police initially charged him with one count of accessory after the fact of felony or murder. Authorities said he is active duty in the Air Force and stationed at Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter.

The shooting happened at Allen's Food Basket. Two people died due to the shooting. 

The first victim was identified as 30-year old Darius Hemingway from Myrtle Beach. The coroner's office has not released the second person's name.

Multiple people were hurt when officers arrived on scene. Vest said four people were sent to the hospital. One person was treated on scene and released. 

Police have not announced any other arrests.

On Wednesday, Myrtle Beach Police Chief Amy Prock released a statement asking community members to help the department in its search for those responsible.

In the message, she offered condolences to the Hemingway family and other victims involved in the shooting.

"On Monday, we lost a member of our community in a tragic shooting, and I am coming to you to ask for your help," she said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the MBPD at 843-918-1382 or Detective Southerland at 843-213-8775 and mention report number 20-019465.


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