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A man threw himself to his death outside a Myrtle Beach hotel after shots were fired

Jorge Orellana, 27, fell more than five stories to his death on Sunday, April 14



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Jorge Orellana fell off the ledge of the Blue Hotel (pictured) in Myrtle Beach, SC on Sunday, April 14.

  • Police responded early Sunday morning after multiple shots were fired

  • No one was injured by gunfire in the hotel shooting

  • Following the incident, Jorge Orellana attempted to exit his sixth floor hotel room through his private balcony

A man trying to climb down from the outside of a building after gunfire erupted in a hotel room in Myrtle Beach, SC, fell more than five stories in the early morning hours of Sunday, April 14, according to police.

Jorge Orellana, 27, died later that morning from “massive” trauma to his upper body, Chief Deputy Coroner Tamara Willard confirmed to The Myrtle Beach Sun NewsMyrtleBeachOnline.com and Hendersonville Times-News.

Orellana was from Hendersonville, NC — about a five-hour drive from the South Carolina beach community — according to locals Hendersonville Times-News.

The Myrtle Beach Police Department said in a news release that officers responded to reports of a disturbance on the sixth floor of the Blue Hotel around 1:30 a.m.

“Several shots” were fired inside the hotel room following “a disturbance,” said police, who noted that no one was injured by the gunfire.

Police said “participants in the disturbance” tried to leave the hotel room and: “One of the men went out onto the balcony and was seen trying to get down to the back of the building.”

The three-star beachfront hotel has private balconies hanging from every room, according to the hotel’s website.

It is not clear from the police department’s brief press release what prompted Orellana to climb the balcony.

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People contacted the department to find out if police were already on the scene when Orellana fell. Police declined to provide additional details to PEOPLE, citing the active investigation.

After exiting the building from the sixth floor, Orellana “fell to the ground before reaching the fifth floor,” according to police.

Orellana was rushed to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center before succumbing to his injuries.

Police confirmed that “all participants have been identified” and that “the firearm has been recovered.”

It is unclear if anyone has been arrested in connection with the incident.

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