Police confirm 10 shot in S.C. shooting, one of 14 from Memorial Day weekend


At least 10 people were wounded in a mass shooting in South Carolina on Monday night — one of numerous shootings that unfolded across the U.S. over Memorial Day weekend.

Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg said on Tuesday that nearly a dozen people were shot during the incident late on Monday, with four in critical condition.

A police officer had responded to a loud party after receiving a noise complaint. Charleston Police Chief Luther Reynolds , “Immediately the officer took gunfire.”

“Two shots went into his cruiser, and let me tell you something: as we stand here right now, we’re lucky we don’t have a dead cop or dead citizens or dead community members.”

Women embrace at a mass shooting memorial

Women embrace as people gather at the memorial at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, where a gunman killed 19 children and two teachers in the deadliest U.S. school shooting in nearly a decade. (Shannon Stapleton/Reuters)

The mass shooting was one of at least 14 throughout the country over the holiday weekend, , which tracks such incidents. The group defines mass shootings as “four or more people” shot or killed in one incident, excluding the shooter.

From Saturday until Monday, at least 60 people were reported to have been injured, while nine others were killed, Gun Violence Archive reported. Holiday weekends, especially during the summer, are often associated with spikes in gun violence; some of the shootings from the past weekend occurred at parties.

The grim numbers came less than a week after 21 people — 19 young students and two of their teachers — , by a gunman who locked himself in their classroom. Authorities said the gunman when he turned 18, just days before the attack.

Just days before that, 10 Black people at a grocery store in Buffalo, N.Y. Federal authorities are investigating the mass shooting as a hate crime.

Vice President Kamala Harris on Saturday visited Buffalo, of an 86-year-old who was killed in the attack.

Harris told mourners she wanted a ban on assault weapons, asking them: “Do you know what an assault weapon is? It was designed for a specific purpose: to kill a lot of human beings quickly. An assault weapon is a weapon of war, with no place, no place in a civil society.”

On Sunday, President Biden visited Uvalde, where he mourned with the families of those killed. As he left a church service, someone shouted “do something” at him — to which he replied: “We will.”

During a Memorial Day service in Arlington on Monday, the president added: “I think things have gotten so bad that everybody’s getting more rational, at least that’s my hope.”

Police confirm 10 shot in S.C. shooting, one of 14 from Memorial Day weekend


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