Shooting at Columbia mall leaves 12 injured and three arrested

An shooting in a shopping center Columbiain South Carolina, USAleft at least 12 people injured, In addition to three detainees.

The events occurred in Columbiana Center Mallsite where a large mobilization of police forces and emergency services was recorded.

The Chief of the Columbia Police Department, William H Holbrookconfirmed that so far there are no fatalities from this shooting.

“We have three people in custody,” said Holbrook, although he made it clear that they are persons of interest and not suspects, although this situation may change at any time according to the investigations.

Of the injured people, it was noted that two of them are in critical but stable condition. The ages of those who suffered gunshot wounds ranged from 15 to 73 years.

Holbrook also said that while it was still very early in the investigation, they don’t believe the shooting was random.

“We believe that the individuals who were armed knew each other, and there was some type of conflict that occurred that resulted in shots being fired. This was not a situation where a random person would show up at a mall” to fire a firearm and hurt people, Holbrook said.

Marcelo Ebrardowner of the Secretary of Foreign Relations (SRE), detailed through social networks that Mexican authorities are attentive in case there are compatriots affected by this shooting.

Agencies

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