South Carolina nightclub shooting leaves 2 dead, 8 hurt, officials say

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Two people were killed and eight were hurt after a shooting early Sunday at a nightclub in South Carolina, according to officials.

The Greenville County Sheriff's Office said the shooting happened just before 2 a.m. at the Lavish Lounge, located about 5 miles southwest of downtown Greenville, in South Carolina's Upstate region.

"It's a terrible situation to be quite honest," Sheriff Hobart Lewis said at a press conference early Sunday.

Lewis said two Greenville County sheriff's deputies were driving by when they noticed a disturbance at Lavish Lounge just before 2 a.m. and saw a large crowd running out of the building.

The two deputies then turned into the club as people started screaming, heard more gunshots, and then entered the building, according to the sheriff.

There was “active gunfire from inside the building,” Lt. Jimmy Bolt said in an initial statement, and Lewis said all the shots were fired inside.

Fox Carolina reporter Cody Alcorn said a DJ inside the club captured the shooting on a Facebook live video.

Both Lewis and Bolt initially said 12 people had been wounded — with at least four in critical condition, Lewis said — but Bolt later confirmed to Fox News the casualty figure had been revised.

Bolt said there were 10 victims from the shooting and two have succumbed to their injuries. The eight other victims' injuries range from non-life-threatening to critical.

Two suspects are being sought though there is limited information on them, Fox Carolina reported.

The names and precise conditions of the victims weren't immediately released. Lewis said the victims were taken ... (Read more)

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