Following the deadly shooting at Lavish Lounge on White Horse Road on July 5, 7News requested police radio calls through a Freedom of Information Request to the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office.
The radio calls and an incident report describe the hectic moments a deputy happened upon the active shooter situation. The report states deputies “worked swiftly in the chaos.”
In the audio recording, deputies can be heard describing the incident as an active shooter situation, setting up a perimeter, and clearing the nightclub. The deputies can also be heard requesting EMS for multiple gunshot victims.
Andy Sexton helped found Proactive Response Group, a company that trains people to be ready for situations just like the one at Lavish Lounge.
“You can hear how many moving parts there are right there and a lot of people are trying to coordinate and make sure they are doing everything they can to quickly number one stop people from getting hurt,” Sexton said.
He’s also a former Greenville County Deputy, and helped analyze the audio.
“As the different supervisors are getting there they are kind of taking one area or another area of the scene and making sure that it’s safe,” Sexton said.
He said for deputies, that’s key so EMS can get to the victims.
“The law enforcement officers in this specific incident did a great job clearing it and making it safe for them and getting them in there quick,” Sexton said.
Two people died in the incident, and one person has been charged in the shooting.