2 dead, 8 injured in Lavish Lounge nightclub shooting in Greenville Co.

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (WSPA) – Greenville County deputies have been investigating after two people were killed and eight others were injured during a shooting early Sunday morning at a nightclub.

Greenville County Sheriff Hobart Lewis said the shooting happened during a concert at the Lavish Lounge, located at 1701 White Horse Road.

According to Eventbrite, Georgia rapper Foogiano, who was featured on ‘Gucci Mane Presents: So Icy Summer,’ performed at the Lavish Lounge, starting at 9 p.m. The event was supposed to last until 2 a.m.

Sheriff Lewis said a deputy driving on White Horse Road noticed something happening at the club at about 1:50 a.m.

Deputies said people were running out of the nightclub and into the street after gunshots were fired inside of the building.

The deputy called for back up. Multiple deputies, along with officers with the Greenville City Police and South Carolina Highway Patrol, responded to the scene.

β€œEverything is turned over, there’s some chairs in there, food on the floor, some bottles busted. You can tell somebody left in a hurry,” Sheriff Lewis said.

Lewis said officers found 10 people had been shot inside the nightclub.

The victims were taken to Prisma Health Greenville Memorial Hospital for their injuries.

The Greenville County Coroner’s office said Clarence Sterling Johnson, 51, of Duncan, and Mykala Bell, 23, of Greenville, died at the hospital. Sheriff Lewis said Johnson was a security guard at the nightclub.

Prisma Health officials told 7 News two victims remained in the hospital Sunday afternoon.

Sheriff Lewis said a large crowd was packed inside of the club. He said surveillance video showed multiple people firing handguns from on and near the stage.

Deputies told 7 News no arrests have been made. They have asked for the public’s help to identify four persons of interest. Deputies believe the four people pictured may be from the Atlanta area.

The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office will be holding a press conference at 3 p.m.

Rapper Foogiano posted a video on his Instagram account following the shooting at night club, saying he wasn’t responsible for shooting and expressed his condolences to Bell’s family.

Anyone with information about the shooting or the persons of interest is asked to call CrimeStoppers at (864) 23-CRIME. Callers may remain anonymous.

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