Men died in mass shooting in Colleton County, SC bar: Cops

Two men were killed and two others were injured in an early morning shooting at a South Carolina nightclub on Sunday, the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office said.

Deputies responded to reports of a shooting at the Hang Time Grill & Lounge at 1109 Rivers St. around 2:40 a.m., the sheriff’s office said in a news release. It’s in Walterboro, near exit 53 on Interstate 95.

After securing the scene, deputies found two men who had been shot and began rescuing, the statement said. Colleton Fire-Rescue took the two men to Colleton Medical Center where they died, the sheriff’s office said.

The Colleton County Coroner’s Office is expected to publicly identify the men after notifying next of kin.

Two other gunshot victims were transported to hospital in a personal vehicle and were treated for serious, but not life-threatening injuries, the statement said.

No other injuries were reported.

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Two people were killed and two others injured in a shooting at a South Carolina nightclub, the sheriff’s office said. Street View image from June 2012. © 2022 Google

There was no word on a shooter, or shooters, or a motive for the shot.

No arrests have been reported by the sheriff’s office, which continues to speak with witnesses and investigate the shooting.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 843-549-2211, or CrimeStoppers at 843-554-1111 or submit a tip online.

That shooting came two months after nine people were hit by gunfire in a separate mass shooting at a Hampton County nightclub. No one died in the April 17 shooting at Cara’s Lounge in Furman, about 40 miles west of the Hang Time nightclub.

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