HAMPTON, S.C. — Authorities in South Carolina say they’re investigating taking pictures at a membership in Hampton County early Sunday that left not less than 9 folks injured. It was the second mass taking pictures within the state in as many days.
The State Law Enforcement Division mentioned in an e mail there have been no reported fatalities within the Easter morning taking pictures on the membership in Hampton County. No data was instantly obtainable on the severity of the accidents.
The SLED says it was requested to analyze by the Hampton County Sheriff’s Office. Hampton County is roughly 80 miles (about 129 kilometers) west of Charleston.
The taking pictures comes a day after gunfire erupted at a busy mall within the state capital of Columbia. Nine folks have been shot and 5 folks have been injured whereas making an attempt to flee the scene at Columbiana Centre, Columbia Police Chief W.H. “Skip” Holbrook mentioned in a information launch Saturday. The victims ranged in age from 15 to 73.
The Columbia Police Department introduced the arrest of 22-year-old Jewayne M. Price, who was one in every of three folks initially detained by regulation enforcement as an individual of curiosity within the mall taking pictures. Price is scheduled to have a bond listening to at 2 p.m. Sunday on fees of illegal carrying of a pistol. It shouldn’t be instantly recognized if Price has an legal professional who may communicate on his behalf.
Police mentioned the 73-year-old sufferer continues to obtain medical therapy, however the different victims have been launched from native hospitals or shall be launched shortly.
“We don’t believe this was random,” Holbrook mentioned. “We believe they knew each other and something led to the gunfire.”