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Myrtle Beach residents angry about violence

MYRTLE BEACH (AP) — Angry Myrtle Beach residents want city officials to do something about the recent rash of violence.

Dozens of people appeared before Myrtle Beach City Council on Tuesday urging leaders curb the violence that left three people dead and seven injured in five Memorial Day weekend shootings.

Thousands of people went to the shore over the weekend for the Atlantic Beach Bikefest and Myrtle Beach’s Military Appreciation Days. About 30 people told council something must be done.

One downtown resident said she felt like a hostage in her home. She said hundreds of people gathered in her yard and they became combative when she asked them to leave.

Mayor John Rhodes says the city is working on the problem and just did not have the manpower to handle the visitors.

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