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South Carolina club shooting leaves 9 injured, authorities say


HAMPTON, SC — Authorities in South Carolina said they are investigating a shooting at a Hampton County club early Sunday that left at least nine people injured. It was the second mass shooting in the state in as many days.

The state’s Division of Law Enforcement said in an email that no deaths were reported in the Easter morning shooting at the Hampton County club. No information was immediately available on the severity of the injuries.

SLED says the Hampton County Sheriff’s Office has asked it to investigate. Hampton County is about 80 miles (about 129 kilometers) west of Charleston.

The shooting comes a day after gunfire broke out at a busy mall in the state capital of Columbia. Nine people were shot and five people were injured as they tried to flee the scene at Columbiana Center, Columbia Police Chief WH “Skip” Holbrook said in a news release Saturday. The victims were between the ages of 15 and 73.

The Columbia Police Department announced the arrest of 22-year-old Jewayne M. Price, who was one of three people originally detained by law enforcement as a person of interest in the mall shooting. . Price is scheduled to have a bail hearing at 2 p.m. Sunday on charges of illegally carrying a gun. It’s not immediately clear whether Price has an attorney who could speak on his behalf.

Police said the 73-year-old victim continues to receive medical treatment, but the other victims have been or will be released from local hospitals soon.

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

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