2 dead, 8 wounded in South Carolina nightclub shooting

2 dead, 8 wounded in South Carolina nightclub shooting
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Two people are dead and at least eight others are injured following an overnight shooting in a South Carolina nightclub.

Deputies in Greenville, South Carolina, are investigating the incident which occurred just before 2 a.m. Sunday at the Lavish Lounge, where an estimated 100 patrons were inside when the shooting began, WSPA reported.

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All 10 victims were found inside the club and transported to local hospital by emergency medical responders.

Two of the 10 victims died at the hospital, the Greenville County coroner told the TV station, identifying the deceased as Clarence Sterling Johnson, 51, and Mykala Bell, 23.

Greenville County Sheriff Hobart Lewis confirmed Johnson was a security guard at the nightclub.

Only two of the wounded victims remained hospitalized by 2 p.m. Sunday, Prisma Health spokesperson Sandy Dees told WSPA.

According to NBC News, Hobart said his deputies have suspect information but did not identify a person of interest and no arrests have been made.

Citing confusion in the immediate aftermath of the shooting for the miscount, Lt. Jimmy Bolt with the Greenville County Sheriff’s office told the network authorities initially said 12 people were shot but later reduced the count to 10.