SOUTH CAROLINA (PM) — A shooting at a packed bar in Lancaster, South Carolina, early Saturday left two people dead and nine injured, according to authorities.
Gunfire exploded at approximately 2:45 a.m. at the Old Skool Sports Bar & Grill, according to the Lancaster County sheriff’s office.
Two men were killed at the scene and eight were injured in the shooting, four of them airlifted to a hospital. Another person was injured in a fall as patrons tried to flee the bar, according to the Lancaster Enterprise.
“This was a violent incident of huge magnitude that was witnessed by lots of people,” Sheriff Barry Faile said in a statement. “Two people are dead, and many more are seriously injured. The shooter or shooters are out there.”
The statement declared a large crowd was at the bar when the shooting occurred and that shots were fired inside and outside the bar.
The bar is located in Lancaster, about 60 miles north of Columbia.