9 people shot dead in a club in South Carolina; no deaths, police say – FOX13 News Memphis
FURMAN, SC — Authorities said nine people were shot dead early Sunday at a nightclub in Furman, South Carolina.
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It was the second mass shooting in the state in 24 hours. On Saturday, gunfire at the Columbiana Center mall in Columbia left 14 injured, including nine with gunshot wounds..
Update at 3:30 p.m. EDT on April 17: The shooting took place at Cara’s Lounge in Furman, South Carolina, WLTX-TV reported, citing the South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division. The agency received a request from the Hampton County Sheriff’s Office to conduct the investigation.
An “Easter Bash” event featuring music from a disc jockey and exotic dancers was held at the club on Saturday, according to a Facebook post promoting the event.
Original report: According to South Carolina Law Enforcement Divisionofficers have been called to investigate a shooting at a club in Hampton County, WLTX-TV reported. The Hampton County Sheriff’s Office asked SLED to handle the investigation, according to WTOC-TV.
Police said the shooting happened at Furman at a club on Ashley Circle Road, WTO reported.
No deaths were reported, The Associated Press reported. The severity of the injuries was not known Sunday afternoon.
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