Investigators: Someone from Tri-County area may know who killed 3 in Myrtle Beach

SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) - Investigators in Myrtle Beach said Wednesday afternoon someone from the Tri-County area may have information that could help solve a triple murder on the Grand Strand.

Police also released a new surveillance video a suspect from a different shooting that night. Investigators say the suspect may know whoever killed the three people at the Bermuda Sands Resort.

Sandy Geddis Barnwell, Jamie Williams and Devonte Dantzler, all from the Summerville-Ladson area were gunned down on a balcony at the Bermuda Sands Resort on May 24.

The shootings happened during the Memorial Day Weekend Bikefest in Myrtle Beach.

"Sandy is my sister Sabrina's only child and she's gone forever. She's 22 years old and her life's been stolen in a blaze of senseless gun violence,” said Barnwell's aunt Melodie Geddis McFadden.

McFadden, family members of the other victims and investigators made a plea for help from the public during a press conference at the Summerville Police Department.

"They shot her down on the street like she was expendable, but she was valuable. We declare that she will not be forgotten,” McFadden said.

Investigators say with thousands of people on the Grand Strand for Bikefest, it makes it that much more difficult to figure out who committed the murders.

"The victims were visitors. It's very possible that the suspects were also visitors,” said Myrtle Beach Police detective Wil Kitelinger said.

Detectives say they don't know what sparked the shootings.

The victims' families also want to know why it happened and most importantly who pulled the trigger.

"We're gonna ask you to join us in this community to stop the crime and and stop the violence so that Sandy, Jamie, Devonte, all of them can rest in peace,” McFadden said.

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