Skip to content
South Carolina: Police arrest 22-year-old suspect after 14 injured in Columbia mall shooting


NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles!

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.

SOUTH CAROLINA MALL SHOOTING LEAVES 12 INJURED, THREE DETAINED: OFFICIALS

“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.

Authorities line up outside the Columbiana Center mall in Columbia, South Carolina, following a shooting, Saturday, April 16, 2022. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
(AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

Price was first identified as a person of interest in the case, before being considered a suspect, police said.

SOUTH CAROLINA: 1 DEAD, 2 INJURED IN SHOOTING AT FRÄNKISCHE FACILITY

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.

South Carolina: Police arrest 22-year-old suspect after 14 injured in Columbia mall shooting

Columbia Police Chief Skip Holbrook speaks to members of the media near the Columbiana Center mall in Columbia, South Carolina, following a shooting, Saturday, April 16, 2022.
(AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

All but one of the victims have been released from hospital – while a 73-year-old man continues to receive treatment, police said.

FIRING-SQUAD EXECUTIONS GET THE GREEN LIGHT IN SOUTH CAROLINA

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.”

South Carolina: Police arrest 22-year-old suspect after 14 injured in Columbia mall shooting

Members of law enforcement gather outside the Columbiana Center mall in Columbia, South Carolina, following a shooting, Saturday, April 16, 2022.
(AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

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.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

Authorities are still looking for two other suspects believed to be linked to the shooting, they said.

Fox Gt

Not all news on the site expresses the point of view of the site, but we transmit this news automatically and translate it through programmatic technology on the site and not from a human editor.