Suspect identified in Coastal Grand Mall shooting, stabbing


MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — Two people were injured after a stabbing and shooting at Coastal Grand Mall Tuesday afternoon.

Police have one suspect in custody in connection with the incident. The suspect has been identified as Dionte Roddey White, 34. He’s charged with two counts of attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

White’s bond hearing is scheduled for 4 p.m. Wednesday.

According to police, they were called to the food court area of the mall. Two people are receiving treatment and it is being investigated as a shooting, according to Vest. Police originally said they were called for a fight.

Editor’s Note: The audio has been edited to cut out any identifying information.

Cpl. Vest tells News13 there are several crime scenes, one of which is inside the mall.

According to the police report, both people who were injured sustained “severe lacerations,” but it is unclear if they are from a stabbing or a gunshot.

Cpl. Vest said police are searching for a small black four-door sedan last seen heading out of the city on Hwy 501.

The mall was closed to the public but has since reopened for business.

News13 asked the company that owns Coastal Grand Mall for a statement and they told us to direct all questions to police.

News13 is working to learn more details about what happened. Below is dispatch audio from the shooting from Broadcastify.

Anyone with information is asked to call Myrtle Beach police at 843-918-1382.

This story will be updates as we learn more.


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