Man jailed after weekend shooting injures two in Horry County

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – One man was charged with attempted murder after he and other person were taken to Grand Strand Medical Center after a shooting Sunday on Burcale Road.

Krystal Dotson with the Horry County Police Department said a man and woman were shot in what appears to be a domestic related incident this weekend.

The incident report says officers arrived around 3 a.m. to find the victim in the living room of the home holding what appeared to be a gunshot wound. Officers say the victim’s two children were also at the home when they arrived, but the suspect had fled the scene in a white car.

Horry County police officers were able to stop the suspect, 29-year-old Kelsey Royden Franklin, on Highway 544 and take him into custody.

Police say Franklin also had a gunshot wound. Both the victim and the suspect were taken to Grand Strand ER by EMS, the report says. On Sunday, Dotson said the statuses of the victims were unknown, but both did survive.

According to online booking records from J Reuben Long Detention Center, Franklin was booked at 9:44 a.m. Sunday and charged with attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime. As of Monday evening, Franklin was still being held under a $40,000 bond.