US rocked by 3 mass shootings over Easter weekend
HAMPTON, SC – Authorities in South Carolina say they are investigating a shooting at a club in Hampton County early Sunday morning that left at least nine people injured. This is the third mass shooting in the US over Easter weekend.
Three mass shootings in South Carolina and Pittsburgh left two minors dead and at least 31 injured.
The State of South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, which is investigating, said in an email there were no deaths reported in the early shooting at Cara’s Lounge in Hampton County. No information was immediately available on the severity of the injuries. Hampton County is about 80 miles (about 129 km) west of Charleston. A phone call to the nightclub went unanswered.
Meanwhile, in Pittsburgh, two minors were killed and at least eight injured in a shooting at a house party. The shooting, followed by an altercation, happened around 12:30 a.m. during a party at a short-term rental property where hundreds of people gathered – “mostly” of them in their teens. minors, Police Chief Scott Schubert of the Pittsburgh police department said the reporter.
Sunday’s shooting came just a day after gunfire broke out at a busy shopping center in the South Carolina state capital of Columbia, about 90 kilometers from Sunday’s nightclub shooting. to the north. WH Police Chief “Skip” Holbrook said nine people were shot and five injured as they tried to flee the scene at the Columbiana Center. The victims ranged in age from 15 to 73.
The Columbia Police Department announced the arrest of 22-year-old Jewayne M. Price, one of three people initially detained by law enforcement in connection with the mall shooting. Price is scheduled to have a hearing at 2 p.m. Sunday on charges of unlawfully carrying a pistol. It was not immediately known if Price had an attorney who could speak on his behalf.
Police said the 73-year-old victim continues to receive medical treatment, but other victims have been discharged or will be released shortly.
“We don’t believe this is random,” Holbrook said. “We believe they knew each other and something led to the shooting.”
Three mass shootings occurred over Easter weekend along with other mass shootings in recent days. Last week, a gunman opened fire on a subway car in New York, injuring 10 people. A suspect was arrested the next day. Earlier this month, police said six people were killed and 12 others injured in Sacramento, California, in a gunfight between rival gangs as bars closed in a busy area near downtown. Shopping Downtown Commons and the State Capitol.
A week ago, a shooting inside a crowded nightclub in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, left a man and woman dead and 10 injured early Sunday morning, authorities said. And last month, 10 people were shot at a spring break party in Dallas and several others were injured trying to escape bullets, police said.