Wife held at gunpoint, husband shot during Horry County home invasion

LONGS, SC (WBTW) – A man was shot in a home invasion in Longs.

According to a press release, Horry County Police officers were called to a home invasion on Station Street, in the Longs area around 3 a.m. for a man being shot.

The victims reported that several men entered the home through an unlocked garage door, forced the 39 year-old wife to the floor at gunpoint, and shot her 40 year-old husband.

According the police report, when officers arrived they heard the victim’s wife yelling “please help him” numerous times.

Officers say when they came inside the home they saw the victim on the floor on his stomach with blood underneath help. Police they observed shell casings on the floor by the victim.

The victim’s wife told police she was upstairs working from home like normal. She told police in a report that when she went downstairs she noticed the side door leading to garage was slightly open and she felt resistance when she went to close it.

The men involved are described as young, 17 to 25 years old, wearing dark clothes – possibly a dark hooded sweatshirt.

The victims told police that’s when one pointed a gun at her and said “Get Down! Get Down!” At that point the victim’s wife said she yelled she had a child upstairs.

Those who live in the area told News13 they heard as many as five shots and then screaming. Neighbors say they will be more cautious since this incident.

“I think it’ll give more of a lookout around here now, maybe we all have to start looking more so this don’t happen again you know,” Kevin Jewell said.

The victim’s condition is unknown at this time but neighbors told News13 they’ve been in contact with the wife and he is expected to be ok.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call our Tip Line, which may be called anonymously, at 843-915-8477 (843-915-TIPS).

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