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State Law Enforcement Division agents will investigate an officer-involved shooting that happened in Horry County Friday morning, authorities said.

No police officers were injured during the shooting, which happened shortly before 10:15 a.m. on Myerlee Drive just outside the city of Myrtle Beach, according to a news release from the HCPD.

According to SLED, one person was taken to a local hospital after being shot during a confrontation with officers.

Police were responding to a request for a welfare check when a person presented a firearm at officers. Authorities had received a call about someone barricaded in a home.

Patrol officers and a special operations team responded to the scene.

"There is no remaining threat to the community," the county's release said. 

The shooting comes less than a week after a Myrtle Beach police officer and another man were killed during a shootout in the city.

On Saturday night, witnesses said a gunman opened fire on police. The gunman died and 23-year-old officer Jacob Hancher was killed.

Hancher's funeral was held Friday.

Check back for updates.

Contact Charles D. Perry at 843-488-7236


I'm the editor of myhorrynews.com and the Carolina Forest Chronicle, a weekly newspaper in Horry County, South Carolina. I cover county government, the justice system and agriculture. Know of a story that needs to be covered? Call me at 843-488-7236.

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