The United States was rocked by 3 massive shootings over Easter weekend; 2 people died

HAMPTON, SC (AP) – Authorities say they are investigating the shooting at a club in Hampton County, South Carolina, early Sunday morning, injuring at least nine people. This is the third major shooting in the United States during the Easter holidays.

Two minors were killed and at least 31 were injured in three separate shootings in South Carolina and Pittsburgh.

South Carolina’s state law enforcement agency is investigating, and said in an email that there were no casualties in the shooting at the Carros Lounge in Hampton County. No immediate information was available on the severity of the injuries. Hampton County is about 80 miles (about 129 kilometers) west of Charleston. A phone call to the nightclub was not answered.

Meanwhile, two minors were killed in Pittsburgh At least eight people were injured in a shooting at a house party. The shooting took place at around 12:30 pm during a party at a short-lived rental house where hundreds of people had gathered – most of them were minors, Pittsburgh Police Chief Scott Schubert told reporters. .

The shooting comes Sunday, a day after a shooting at a busy business complex in Colombia, the state capital of South Carolina, 90 miles north of where the nightclub shooting took place. Nine people were shot and five wounded as they tried to flee the scene at a Columbia center, Columbia Police Chief WH “Skip” Holbrook said Saturday. The victims ranged in age from 15 to 73 years.

Columbia Police Department 22-year-old Javin M. Bryce announced his arrest, saying he was one of three people initially detained by law enforcement for his alleged involvement in the mall shooting. Price is scheduled to hold a bond hearing on Sunday at 2 p.m., on charges of illegally carrying a firearm. It was not immediately clear if there was a lawyer who could speak on his behalf for the price.

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The 73-year-old victim is still receiving medical treatment, but others who have been affected have been released from local hospitals or will be released soon, police said.

“We do not believe this is random,” Holbrooke said. “They knew each other and we hope something led to the shooting.”

All three Easter weekend mass shootings have been in addition to other shootings in recent days. Last week, 10 people were injured when a gunman opened fire on a New York subway car. A suspect He was arrested the next day. Earlier this month, police said six people were killed and 12 wounded in a gun battle between rival gangs in Sacramento, California. As bars close to the bustling area near the Downtown Commons Shopping Mall and State Capitol.

A week ago, a shooting inside a crowded nightclub In Iowa’s Cedar Rapids, a man and a woman were killed and 10 others were injured Sunday morning, officials said. And 10 people were shot dead in the spring break last month Police say a party in Dallas and several others were injured while trying to escape the shooting.

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