Authorities: 9 injured in shooting at South Carolina club

HAMPTON: Authorities in South Carolina say they are investigating a shooting at a club in Hampton County early Sunday morning that left at least nine people injured. It was the second mass shooting in the state in as many days.
The State Law Enforcement Division said in an email that no deaths were reported in the Easter morning shooting at the club in Hampton County. No information was immediately available on the severity of the injuries.
SLED says the Hampton County Sheriff’s Office asked him to investigate. Hampton County is approximately 80 miles (about 129 kilometers) west of Charleston.
The shooting comes a day after gunfire erupted at a busy shopping center in the state capital of Columbia. Nine people were shot and five people were injured while trying to flee the scene at Columbiana Center, Columbia Police Chief WH “Skip” Holbrook said in a news release Saturday. The victims were between 15 and 73 years old.
The Columbia Police Department announced the arrest of 22-year-old Jewayne M Price, who was one of three people initially taken into custody by police as a person of interest in the mall shooting. Price is scheduled for a bond hearing Sunday at 2:00 pm on charges of unlawful possession of a handgun. It’s not immediately known if Price has an attorney who can speak on his behalf.
Police said the 73-year-old victim continues to receive medical treatment, but the other victims have been released from local hospitals or will be soon.
“We don’t think this was random,” Holbrook said. “We believe they knew each other and something led to the shooting.”

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