South Carolina mall shooting leaves 12 injured, three detained
Around 2:03 p.m., police in South Carolina responded to a 911 call reporting a shooting outside the GAP store within the Columbiana Centre, a mall in Columbia, South Carolina.
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According to Columbia Police Department Chief William H. Holbrook, more 911 calls were made following that.
Ten of the 12 individuals injured were shot, and two were hurt in the panic that ensued after the firing inside the mall.
According to Holbrook, eight persons with gunshot wounds were sent to surrounding hospitals, and two people self-reported their injuries.
Two persons are in critical but stable condition, while the other six are in good health.
Officials say that the oldest victim is 73-years-old, and the youngest is 15-years-old.
Holbrook said that at least three people were seen with firearms inside the mall, and at least one person fired a weapon.
He said that law enforcement officials are currently going through the mall and removing people who were sheltering in place during the shooting.
In a statement relayed by the police department, the Columbiana Center said that the incident is “senseless.”
The Columbia Police Department initially said there were “shots fired” at the mall in a tweet around 2:28 p.m.