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Shooting at a busy South Carolina bar leaves 2 dead, 8 wounded

Old School Sports Bar & Grill is located in Lancaster, S. C.
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Gunfire erupted early on Saturday in a jam-packed, South-Carolina, in the bar, leaving two patrons dead and eight others were injured, according to reports.

The Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile called for 2:45 p.m. to the shooting at an Old skool Sports Bar & Grill is located in Lancaster, pennsylvania, “a violent incident is of a large size, which was witnessed by a lot of people”, according to the Lancaster New.

Many of the witnesses refused to wait for deputies to arrive, the paper reported.

“We’ll have to talk to anyone at the club when the shooting took place, and I urge those witnesses to contact us immediately, so that those who are responsible for these deaths and injuries can be taken into custody,” Faile was quoted as saying.

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The paper states that the investigators had developed leads as to the identity of a shooter, but no one has been arrested.

Four of the injured were airlifted to the hospital. The other four were treated at a local hospital.

The two who were killed were adult men, according to the paper. None of the names of the victims have been released.

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The bar area is to the north of the town of Lancaster, justice of the U.S., at 521, the main road between Lancaster and Charlotte.

State Rep. Mandy Powers Norrell, a life-long Lancaster resident, who represents the district encompassing the bar, which is said to be the son of a high school classmate and posted it on social media, trying to revive him, one of the fatally shot victims.

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“It’s just really so sad,” Norrell said. “Violence is happening everywhere, but the absurdity of this is so eye-catching.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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