The victims of Myrtle Beach’s two most recent homicides have been identified, officials said.
The Horry County Coroner’s Office has identified the victims of Thursday night’s double homicide as Ja’Leel Stephens, 19, and Kanon Cook Melvin, 21. Stephens and Melvin were both from Fayetteville, N.C., according to Chief Deputy Coroner Tamara Willard.
Stephens and Melvin were fatally shot about 8:15 p.m. at Willoughby Lane, which is near the intersection of 44th Avenue and Robert Grissom Parkway, said Cpl. Tom Vest with the Myrtle Beach Police Department.
When police arrived, they found Stephens and Melvin had been shot and were suffering from severe injuries.
About 11 p.m., Vest said that the two had died from their injuries.
There do not appear to have been any arrests made in connection with the shooting as of noon Friday.
Myrtle Beach police continue to investigate the homicides. Police have not released any details regarding the circumstances of the shooting, but said more information will be available soon.