South Carolina has 2 mass shootings in as many days; 1 person is arrested


Officials confirmed that South Carolina had experienced two mass shootings within a span of a few days. 

The first was on Saturday afternoon at a busy mall in the state’s capitol of Columbia.

According to police, 14 people were injured in all– nine were shot and five others were injured while running from the bullets at the Columbiana Centre mall.

After three gun-wielding men got into a fight, chaos ensued around 2:05 p.m. One person was not killed. The victims were between 15 and 73 years old.

A man aged 22 was taken into police custody and charged with illegally carrying a firearm. 

It’s not clear if he has an attorney. He appeared in court Sunday, where a judge placed him on house arrest and ordered him to wear an ankle monitor. 

Columbia Police Department claims that the judge will permit him to travel between home and work at certain times of the day.

Initially, three men were detained by police in connection to the shooting. After police determined that the two men detained were not involved, they were released. Officials claim they also have one gun. 

Authorities in Hampton County, South Carolina say they are investigating a Sunday morning shooting at a bar that left nine people hurt. 

According to the State Law Enforcement Division, there were no fatalities. However, the extent of injuries sustained was not immediately known.