At Least 9 Injured in Shooting at Club in South Carolina: Authorities

The Associated Press
By The Associated Press
April 17, 2022USshare
At Least 9 Injured in Shooting at Club in South Carolina: Authorities
A map showing the location of a shooting in Furman, S.C., on April 17, 2022. (Google Maps)

HAMPTON, S.C.—Authorities in South Carolina say they are investigating shooting at a nightclub in Hampton County early Sunday that left at least nine people injured.

South Carolina’s State Law Enforcement Division is investigating the early Sunday shooting at Cara’s Lounge in Hampton County. The agency said in an email there were no reported fatalities. No information was immediately available on the severity of the injuries.

Hampton County is roughly 80 miles west of Charleston. A phone call to the nightclub was not answered.

The shootings on Sunday come just a day after gunfire erupted at a busy mall in the South Carolina state capital of Columbia, about 90 miles north of where Sunday’s nightclub shooting took place. Nine people were shot and five people were injured while trying to flee the scene at Columbiana Centre, Columbia Police Chief W.H. “Skip” Holbrook said Saturday. The victims ranged in age from 15 to 73. None faced life-threatening injuries.

“We don’t believe this was random,” Holbrook said. “We believe they knew each other and something led to the gunfire.”

The Columbia Police Department announced the arrest of Jewayne M. Price, 22, who was one of three people initially detained by law enforcement as a person of interest in the mall shooting. Columbia police said on Twitter that a judge agreed Sunday to let Price leave jail on a $25,000 surety bond. He was to be on house arrest with an ankle monitor, police said. As of Sunday afternoon, the charge listed against him was unlawful carrying of a pistol. He is the only person arrested so far in the mall shooting and online jail records did not list an attorney who could speak on his behalf.

Police said the judge will allow Price to travel from home to work during certain hours each day. Price is forbidden from contacting the victims and anyone else involved in the shooting incident.

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