LANCASTER, S.C. (WBTV/Gray News) - Two men were killed and nine others were shot in a "violent incident of huge magnitude" at the Old Skool Sports Bar & Grill around 3:30 a.m. Saturday.
The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office said four others were airlifted to the hospital for treatment. Their conditions are currently unknown.
The two fatal shooting victims have been identified as Henry Lee Colvin, 39, from Rock Hill, South Carolina and Aaron Harris, 38, from Kershaw, South Carolina.
“Who would shoot my baby?” asked Colvin’s mother, through tears, over the phone after learning the news.
She was with her other family members trying to process the news of his untimely death on Saturday afternoon.
“This was a violent incident of huge magnitude that was witnessed by lots of people,” said Sheriff Barry Faile. “Two people are dead, and many more are seriously injured. The shooter or shooters are out there."
Deputies have been tracking leads since they showed up at the club to track down the shooter, but no one is in custody at this time.
Deputies say shots were fired inside and outside the club.
Four of the 10 people shot are being treated at a hospital for non-critical injuries, according to the sheriff’s office. An 11th victim was treated and released for injuries received in a fall as they ran out of the club.
Investigators do not yet know whether more than one person fired a weapon, but many people were inside the sports bar at the time of the shooting.
"We need to talk with everybody who was at the club when the shooting happened, and I encourage those witnesses to contact us immediately so those responsible for these deaths and injuries can be taken into custody,” Faile said.
Deputies have obtained search warrants for the premises and vehicles parked around the club. Investigators have interviewed witnesses but need to identify and talk with all those who were present.
“This event is very tragic and will affect all involved for years to come," said Lancaster deputy Karla Deese. "The sheer magnitude of injury is like none I have seen in my 14 years with the coroner’s office.”
Officials are asking anyone with information about this shooting to call the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office at 803-283-3388.
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