Across the region



Boy treated for shark bite at Myrtle Beach

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. --- Officials say a 10-year-old boy was bitten by a shark Monday while swimming off the coast of South Carolina.

Myrtle Beach police Capt. David Knipes said the boy had a cut on his leg and was taken to a hospital.

University of Florida shark expert George Burgess said photographs he saw indicate a shark bite.

Burgess said it is the second shark attack off the South Carolina coast this year. The other occurred June 25 off Fripp Island.

Governor's trade trip through Europe begins

COLUMBIA --- Gov. Mark Sanford is in Europe on a trade mission.

The trip began Monday and continues through Friday, including a visit to the Farnborough Airshow near London. There also will be stops in Switzerland, Germany and France.

Officials from the state Commerce Department are accompanying Sanford, as are a number of key corporate leaders.

Those industry leaders include the president and CEO of Boeing, Jim McNerney, and Boeing's executive vice president, Jim Albaugh. Last year, Boeing broke ground in North Charleston for a $750 million assembly plant for its new 787 jets. It's the biggest industrial investment in state history.


2 injured in shootout outside Atlanta mall

ATLANTA --- Police say two men were hurt after an argument led to a shootout outside an Atlanta mall Monday afternoon.

Atlanta police said Shontae Jones, 27, was recovering after being shot in the leg by Brandon Woods in the parking lot at Greenbriar Mall on Monday afternoon. Police say a wounded Jones returned fire, hitting Woods, who is in police custody at Grady Memorial Hospital and is charged with the shooting.

Police say the argument started in the food court and spilled outside. No one else was injured.

Robbers drive away with restaurant's ATM

ATLANTA --- Police are looking for a group of robbers who walked into a midtown Atlanta diner early Monday and carted off its ATM with a dolly.

Atlanta police spokesman Carlos Campos said employees at Broadway Diner on Peachtree Street told officers that five or six men walked in and put the ATM onto the dolly. Campos said employees tried to interfere but the robbers pushed them aside and loaded the ATM onto a pickup.