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14 injured, 1 dead at shooting in SC nightclub

14 injured, 1 dead at shooting in SC nightclub

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AIKEN, S.C. — One person was killed and 14 were injured in a shooting early Saturday at a nightclub in South Carolina.

The Aiken County Sheriff's Office said deputies responded to a call about gunfire and multiple victims shortly before 1 a.m. to the 7th Lounge in Aiken, about 15 miles east of Augusta, Ga.

Killed in the incident was Craig Youmans, 30, of North Augusta, who had multiple gunshot wounds to his body, The Augusta Chronicle reported. Aiken County Coroner Darryl Ables said Youmans' body will be sent to Newberry for an autopsy, the newspaper said.

Additional gunshot victims were taken to area hospitals for emergency treatment, the sheriff's office said.

Investigators said at least three suspects in a light colored Chevrolet Tahoe left the area after the shooting. Witnesses reported seeing the suspects firing a rifle and a handgun, the sheriff's office said.

A motive for the shooting remains under investigation.

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