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Two dead, eight wounded in South Carolina nightclub shooting

By Rich McKay

 

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(Reuters) - Ten people were shot early on Sunday in a Greenville, South Carolina, nightclub in an outburst of suspected gang-related violence that killed two people and critically injured two others, police said.

 

Police believe more than one shooter fled the chaotic scene at the Lavish Lounge club before deputies arrived. A very large crowd had packed into the establishment for "some type of Fourth of July concert," Greenville County Sheriff Hobart Lewis told an early morning press conference.

 

Two sheriff's deputies were passing by the club shortly before 2 a.m. and heard shooting and saw a commotion, in a crowd of about 200 people, Lewis said.

 

Ten people were shot early on Sunday after gunfire erupted at a nightclub in Greenville, South Carolina, killing two people and critically injuring two others, police said. Freddie Joyner has more.

 

They called for backup and emergency services and went into the club, trying to evacuate people and see if it was still an active shooting, but apparently the shooter or shooters fled, Lewis said.

 

Officials identified the deceased as Mykala Bell, 23, of Greenville and Clarence Johnson, 51, of Duncan. The Greenville News reported that Johnson was a security guard at the club.

 

There was still no detailed information about the wounded or the suspects from officials in Greenville by midday Sunday. But Lewis told reporters that police were looking for "known gang members," and that the incident was "probably gang related."

 

There is no active threat to the public, police said.

 

Some of the wounded were taken to Greenville Memorial Hospital by people at the scene, others in ambulances, Lewis said.

 

The Greenville News reported that there was a previous shooting early Saturday morning at a club next door to Lavish Lounge. Police were investigating a possible connection, the newspaper said.

 

(Reporting by Rich McKay in Atlanta; Editing by Tom Brown)

 

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1 minute ago, Matzzon said:

I advice you to scale it down and take a look at the statistics of mass shootings in the US. Tell me you have the same statistics now?! No, you can´t, and we all know where you were going with your post above.

You're welcomed to their fbi stats, the same as anyone, have a look mate, or don't, doesn't change reality. 

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15 minutes ago, Starmocihc said:

You're welcomed to their fbi stats, the same as anyone, have a look mate, or don't, doesn't change reality. 

Ok, but if it is reality based on hard facts, why are you covering up your words?

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2 minutes ago, Mama Noodle said:

 

Although Im not real sure why the overlords thought this was something newsworthy, as a weekend in Chicago is typically more bloody than this ^

 

At Least 76 People Shot, 14 Of Them Killed, In 4th Of July Weekend Violence Since Late Friday

 

https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/07/05/at-least-73-people-shot-13-of-them-killed-in-4th-of-july-weekend-violence-since-late-friday/

You do not get it. You are still dragging the overall statistics into this discussion. Ok, I know. That´s the only thing you can try to save yourself with.

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1 minute ago, Matzzon said:

You do not get it. You are still dragging the overall statistics into this discussion. Ok, I know. That´s the only thing you can try to save yourself with.

 

I would love to understand your malfunction, but I dont even think you know what your issue is. This happens ALL THE TIME. 

 

For example, from the article:

 

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Among the incidents were a shooting that left a 7-year-old girl dead while she was visiting her grandmother for a 4th of July party in South Austin Saturday night, and two mass shootings – one of which left four people dead and four more wounded.

 

https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2020/07/05/at-least-73-people-shot-13-of-them-killed-in-4th-of-july-weekend-violence-since-late-friday/

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