HAMPTON, SC – South Carolina officials say they are investigating a shooting at a Hampton County nightclub in the early hours of Sunday that injured at least nine people. It was the second mass shooting in the state over the Easter holiday weekend, and the third in the country.
A shootout in South Carolina and a shootout in Pittsburgh that killed two minors early Sunday left at least 31 people injured.
South Carolina’s State Law Enforcement Division is investigating a shooting at Cara’s lounge in Hampton County early Sunday. The agency said in an email that no casualties were reported. There was no immediate information available on the severity of the injuries. Hampton County is approximately 80 miles (about 129 kilometers) west of Charleston. Calling up the nightclub did not get revert.
Meanwhile, in Pittsburgh, two minors were killed and at least eight people were injured during a shooting at a house party. Pittsburgh Police Department Chief Scott Schubert reported that the shooting, which followed a brawl, occurred around 12:30 a.m. during a party at a short-lived rental property where hundreds of people had gathered—a “vast majority” of them less. were of age. from reporters.
Sunday’s shooting comes just a day after a shooting at a busy mall in the South Carolina state capital of Columbia, about 90 miles north of where Sunday’s nightclub shooting took place. Colombian Police Chief WH “Skip” Holbrook said Saturday that nine people were shot and five were wounded as they tried to flee the scene at the Columbiana Center. The age of the victims ranged from 15 to 73. No one suffered life-threatening injuries.
“We don’t believe it was random,” Holbrook said. “We assume they knew each other and that something led to the gunfire.”
The Columbia Police Department announced the arrest of 22-year-old Jeven M. Price, one of three people initially detained by law enforcement as a man with an interest in the mall shooting. Colombia Police said on Twitter that a judge on Sunday agreed to release Price in prison on a $25,000 bond. Police said he was to be placed under house arrest with an ankle monitor. As of Sunday afternoon, the charges listed against him were of illegal possession of a pistol. He is the only person ever arrested in the mall shooting and online prison records do not list a lawyer who can speak on his behalf.
Police said the judge would allow Price to travel to work from home during certain hours every day. Price has been denied contact with the victims and anyone else involved in the shooting.
South Carolina residents who are 21 or older can get a weapons permit, which, as of last year, allows them to carry a weapon openly or concealed. They will undergo eight hours of gun training and undergo a background check that includes fingerprinting.
The three Easter weekend mass shootings are in addition to other shootings in recent days. Last week, a gunman opened fire on a New York subway car, injuring 10 people. The next day one of the accused was arrested. Earlier this month, police said six people were killed and 12 others injured during a shootout between rival gangs in Sacramento, California, as they closed bars in a busy area near the Downtown Commons shopping mall and state capitol. Had gone.
A week ago, a man and a woman were killed and 10 were injured in a shootout inside a crowded nightclub in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, officials said. At a spring break party in Dallas last month, 10 people were shot and several others were injured, police said.