Two Dead, Eight Wounded In South Carolina Nightclub Shooting

Ten people were shot on Sunday in a Greenville, South Carolina, nightclub, suspected to be related to gang-related violence. The shooting 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. which held a very large crowd for “some type of Fourth of July concert,” Greenville County Sheriff Hobart Lewis said at a press conference. Two sheriff’s deputies were passing by the club shortly before 2 a.m. and heard shooting in a crowd of about 200 people, Lewis said. They called for backup and emergency services and went into the club, trying to evacuate, but apparently the shooter or shooters fled.

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.

2 dead, 8 others injured in Greenville, South Carolina, nightclub shooting