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At least two dead and eight wounded in a nightclub shooting in Greenville, South Carolina

At least two people died and eight were injured Saturday night in a shooting at a nightclub in Greenville County, South Carolina, according to authorities. A concert was taking place inside the venue with a « very large crowd, » according to Sheriff Hobart Lewis, who stated that the shooting could be related to gang violence.

Lt. Jimmy Bolt of the county Sheriff’s Office explained that just before 2 am two officers driving down White Horse Road saw a riot at the Lavish Lounge club. The couple called for emergency backup after hearing gunshots from inside the building. Multiple officers and the city highway patrol responded to the scene. [Un niño de 10 años apuntó a un conductor con una pistola de juguete. Terminó esposado y acusado de un delito]

Officers found multiple shooting victims inside the room and all were taken to hospital by ambulance., according to the authorities. According to Bolt, the Sheriff’s Office Communications Center also received calls that the victims were being transported by private vehicle to a hospital.

« There are a lot of bullet helmets inside, » said Lewis. « Everything is overturned: there are chairs lying around, food on the floor, some bottles bursting. You can say that someone left in a hurry. There are large amounts of blood « , confirmed.

No one has been arrested in the shooting, but investigators already handle information on a suspect, according to authorities. The opening of nightclubs is prohibited under the executive order of Governor Henry McMasters. Authorities are investigating whether the club had an exception license to open.

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