(Reuters) – Police in South Carolina had been looking for suspects on Saturday after a minimum of one individual opened hearth earlier than daybreak at a crowded bar within the metropolis of Lancaster, killing two folks and wounding eight others, officers stated.
The shooter was nonetheless at giant and it was not instantly clear if anybody else additionally opened hearth in the course of the incident contained in the Previous Skool Sports activities Bar & Grill, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Workplace stated in an announcement.
The sheriff’s workplace stated it was a violent incident of “enormous magnitude” and that it appeared a minimum of one shooter focused a selected sufferer following a dispute.
“This isn’t a scenario the place a random stranger chosen a random location and went in and shot random folks,” sheriff’s workplace spokesman Doug Barfield stated by phone.
Ten folks, together with two males who died, had been shot within the gunfire that erupted at 2:45 a.m. native time within the city about 60 miles (100 km) north of the state capital of Columbia, the Sheriff’s Workplace assertion stated.
4 others had been airlifted for medical remedy and their situations weren’t instantly recognized, whereas one other 4 had been hospitalized with non-life threatening accidents, it stated.
“This was a violent incident of giant magnitude that was witnessed by plenty of folks,” Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile stated within the assertion. “Two persons are lifeless and plenty of extra are critically injured. The shooter or shooters are on the market.”
Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis in Los Angeles; Enhancing by Matthew Lewis