Updated: 2 people dead, 8 in critical condition in mass shooting in South Carolina bar

Overnight there was a mass shooting in South Carolina at a bar:

A shooting at a South Carolina nightclub left at least 12 people in “various conditions” early Sunday, a sheriff’s official said.

A Greenville County sheriff’s deputy noticed a “disturbance” at Lavish Lounge just before 2 a.m., and called for backup because of “active gunfire from inside the building,” Lt. Jimmy Bolt said in a statement.

Responding officials took victims inside the lounge to the hospital, while others were taken via private vehicles.

It wasn’t clear whether anyone was in custody in relation to the shooting. The names and precise conditions of the victims weren’t immediately released.

Hopefully the injuries weren’t serious. We’ll update as necessary….

UPDATE: So they clarified that 2 people died and another 8 were injured:

Two people are dead and eight are injured after a predawn Sunday shooting at  Lavish Lounge, a bar and nightclub on White Horse Road in Greenville County.

A Greenville County Sheriff’s Office deputy driving in the area just before 2 a.m. noticed a “disturbance” at the nightclub and called for emergency backup because of active gunfire inside the building, according to Lt. Jimmy Bolt.


They think it was gang violence:

Sheriff Hobart Lewis said there is an ongoing search for suspects who are “known gang members.”

No one has been arrested in connection with the shooting, Lewis said.


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