Several people hurt following shooting on Ocean Boulevard early Sunday morning

(WPDE photo)

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WPDE) -- Myrtle Beach police are investigating a shooting on Ocean Boulevard.

Around 12:25 Sunday morning officers were responding to a report of a large crowd near 5th Avenue North and Ocean Boulevard, according to Lt. Joey Crosby of the Myrtle Beach Police Department.

Before officers arrived on the scene, a fight broke out between two people.

One of the men took out a gun and shot the person he was fighting and continued to shoot multiple rounds.

A security officer shot the shooter and the shooter fled the scene by carjacking a vehicle.

7 people, including the suspect, were transported to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

A patrol car was struck by bullets, but no officer was shot or injured during the shooting.

A shot grazed a security officer in the leg. He was treated on scene.

Officers did find the car. A suspect has been identified and taken into custody. The suspect's identity will be released once he has been medically cleared and warrants can be served, Lt. Joey Crosby said.

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Anyone who may have information is urged to call the Myrtle Beach Police Department at 843-918-1382.

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