12 injured, 3 people detained after shooting at South Carolina mall, police say
Twelve people were injured and three people have been detained following a shooting at a Columbia, South Carolina, mall on Saturday afternoon, police said.
The incident occurred on the premises of Columbiana Centre Mall, said Columbia Police Chief William H. "Skip" Holbrook. There were no fatalities reported from the shooting, he said.
Holbrook said three armed people were detained by police, although it is not clear how many people actually fired a weapon. Police believe the shooting was not a random attack, he added.
"We believe the individuals that were armed knew each other, and there was some type of conflict that occurred which resulted in gunfire," Holbrook said in a Saturday afternoon news conference.
"This was not a situation where we had some random person show up at a mall to discharge a firearm and injure people."
Of those injured, 10 received gunshot wounds, with eight who were transported for treatment and two who were self-transporting for care, according to Holbrook.
Nine of the 12 people who were injured in the shooting have been released from the hospital, according to medical provider Prisma Health.
"Of the 11 patients received in Prisma Health hospitals in the Midlands, nine have been treated and released," Prisma Health spokesperson Tammie Epps said Saturday evening. "Two patients were admitted."
"Prisma Health sends its thoughts and prayers to everyone impacted by the incident at Columbiana Centre Mall including our first responders," said Epps.