About eight people were left unconscious with severe injuries while two persons confirmed dead after a shooting raid at a nightclub in Greenville, South Carolina in the United States of America, on Sunday morning.
Those killed were identified as Clarence S. Johnson, 56, of Duncan, S.C., and Mykala Bell, 23, of Greenville, as both died at Greenville Memorial Hospital of gunshot wounds.
Lt. Jimmy Bolt, a spokesman for the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office has said that some of those hurt were critically injured.
Obinwannem news gathered that about 200 people were in the club at the time of the incident.
However, Lieutenant Bolt has claimed that he had spotted people running and ducking outside the club, the Lavish Lounge, around 2 a.m. as he tries to place a call for backup.
Further reports state that Bolt called for backup, and the authorities entered the club to find several gunshot victims.
The nightclub had advertised on its Instagram account a Saturday night concert featuring a rapper, Foogiano.
Yet to hear a word from rapper Foogiano, the authorities said they were looking for two people they did not publicly identify in connection with the shooting.
Meanwhile, as at the time of filing this report, it is yet not clear what led to the gunfire, but according to Lieutenant Bolt, officials were considering the concert as part of their investigation.
Nwada Ugochinyere Onyechere reporting, Obinwannem News