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2 dead, 8 hurt in shooting

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A shooting at a nightclub early Sunday left two people dead and eight wounded in South Carolina, a sheriff’s official said.

Two Greenville County sheriff’s deputies noticed a disturbance at Lavish Lounge just before 2 a.m., and saw a large crowd running out of the building, Sheriff Hobart Lewis said at a press conference. 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.

“I was in bed and all of a sudden you hear this ‘Pow! Pow! Pow! Pow! Pow!,'” local resident Mike Riley told the Greenville News. Riley said he heard four or five shots. He said he’s been worried about the club before Sunday morning’s shooting — both about violence and whether the club is violating rules designed to slow the spread of the coronavirus. He wants it shut down. “It’s a danger to everyone.”

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