Two killed, including teenagers, and five more injured after big South Carolina shooting, where 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the end of the school year
- Saturday evening, up to 1,000 people attended the meeting in Union County
- Victims have been mentioned as Jabbrie Brandon, 17 and Curtis Lamont Bomar, 21
- Government Henry McMaster, compulsory home-living order in South Carolina, expired on May 4, allowing shops and restaurants with certain restrictions to reopen
- “It was a private party and there was no law against it,” said the police
- Two people have been arrested; one was accused of unlawfully carrying a firearm
Two people were killed and five others were injured after gunfire broke out at a big party to celebrate the end of the school year in South Carolina on Saturday night.
Union County Sheriff’s Office Major Scott Coffer said up to 1,000 people attended the meeting. He said the police were unable to enforce social distance regulations because the party was on private property.
The victims have been identified as 17-year-old Jabbrie Brandon from Union and Curtis Lamont Bomar, 21, from Spartanburg, WSPA reports.
Two people have been arrested, Coffer said.
Shaquille OBryant Barber, 26, of Jonesville, has been accused of carrying a firearm illegally and of public disorderly conduct. Darnell Deandre Beacham, 35, of Buffalo, has been charged with public disorderly conduct.
Other costs may be pending and an investigation is ongoing.
Two people were killed and five others were injured after gunfire broke out at a big party to celebrate the end of the school year in South Carolina on Saturday night
Shaquille OBryant Barber, 26, left, from Jonesville, is charged with unlawful carrying of a firearm and public disorderly conduct. Buffalo, 35, Darnell Deandre Beacham was charged with public disorderly conduct.
Delegates responded to the scene at the intersection of Highway 114 and Highway 9 just before 8 p.m. due to reports of a large gathering and illegally parked vehicles along the way.
The police were trying to get cars moving when they heard gunshots and called for help.
Coffer said there were more than one gun involved in the shootings. He told ABC, “They were still shooting when I got there and I had to get out of my house.”
“They always have a party there this time of year, end of the school year,” said Coffer. “But nothing like that.”
Governor Henry McMaster’s mandatory stay-home order in South Carolina expired on May 4, which allowed shops and restaurants with certain restrictions to reopen.
Coffer said, “As a private party on private property, we couldn’t help it.
‘We have encountered that before when this first started in March with the COVID-19. We cannot tell people who can be in their home and who cannot. ‘
Major Scott Coffer said that up to 1,000 people attended the meeting. He said the police were unable to enforce social distance regulations because the party was on private property
“Parties like this on private property are not uncommon and can create a problem when people drink and want to meet because they are not quarantined,” said Sheriff David Taylor.
He added, “It was a closed party and there was no law against it.”
DailyMail.com has contacted Governor McMaster’s office for comment.
An anonymous party-goer said, “There was a girl who fell to the floor and the crowd just trampled on her. We hear hundreds of people shout and people start running across the road, and then the gunshots went off. ‘
South Carolina confirmed over 10,000 coronavirus cases with 435 deaths.