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Authorities have arrested a suspect in connection with a shooting at a mall in Columbia, South Carolina on Saturday afternoon that left 14 people injured.
Jewayne M. Price, 22, was arrested and charged with unlawfully carrying a gun and faces additional charges after he allegedly shot at least nine people, causing a moment of fear for shoppers, several of whom also were injured in a stampede as they tried to flee. the scene, Count on News reported.
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“Nine of the victims suffered gunshot wounds; five of the victims suffered other injuries including lacerations to broken bones and a head injury as they attempted to leave the mall for safety reasons,” said Columbia police said, according to the report.
Price was first identified as a person of interest in the case, before being considered a suspect, police said.
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Two other people were arrested earlier in the investigation but have since been released as police concluded they were not involved in the shooting, Count on News reported.
All but one of the victims have been released from hospital – while a 73-year-old man continues to receive treatment, police said.
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At a Saturday night press conference, Chief Skip Holbrook said the shooting did not appear to be random but that officials “believe they [the suspects and victims] knew each other and something led to the shooting.”
Police at the press conference also read a statement from the mall, thanking local security officers for their “quick response”.
“Today’s isolated and senseless act of violence is extremely heartbreaking and our hearts go out to all those affected. We are grateful for the quick response and continued support of our security team and our partners in charge of law enforcement,” the statement said.
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Authorities are still looking for two other suspects believed to be linked to the shooting, they said.