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South Carolina mall shooting leaves 12 injured, three detained: officials


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Twelve people were injured in a shooting at a South Carolina mall on Saturday afternoon.

South Carolina police responded to a 911 call made around 2:03 p.m. that reported gunshots near the GAP store inside the Columbiana Center, a shopping mall in Columbia, South Carolina. Several 911 calls were made afterward, according to Columbia Police Department Chief William H. Holbrook.

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South Carolina police are responding to a shooting at a Columbia mall that occurred Saturday afternoon.
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Of the 12 people injured, 10 suffered gunshot wounds and two were injured in the stampede that followed the gunfire inside the mall.

Eight people with gunshot wounds were taken to area hospitals and two people self-reported their injuries, according to Holbrook. Two people are in critical but stable condition and six people are in stable condition.

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South Carolina mall shooting leaves 12 injured, three detained: officials

South Carolina police are responding to a shooting at a Columbia mall that occurred Saturday afternoon.
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Officials say the oldest victim is 73 and the youngest is 15.

Holbrook said at least three people were seen with guns inside the mall and at least one person fired a gun.

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He said law enforcement officials are currently scouring the mall and expelling people who took shelter there during the shooting.

In a statement relayed by the police department, the Columbiana Center said the incident is “nonsense.”

The Columbia Police Department originally said there were “shots fired” at the mall in a tweet around 2:28 p.m.

The police department said a staging area has been set up at a Fairfield Inn at 320 Columbiana Drive.


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