78-year-old woman shot and killed at Myrtle Beach mall

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Friday, January 8, 2016
Bill Mannix / The scene of this reported shooting at the Myrtle Beach Mall on Jan. 8, 2015.

MYRTLE BEACH (WTVD) -- A 78-year-old woman was shot and killed while sitting in a car at the Myrtle Beach mall Friday afternoon, according to Lt. Raul Denis, with Horry County police.

"We are treating this as a homicide and are waiting for the Horry County coroner to give us the cause of death," Denis added.

Luther Wells, the victim's son-in-law, said they were inside the mall shopping for the woman's birthday, which is Saturday.

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