Authorities in South Carolina are investigating a shooting at a nightclub Sunday that wounded at least nine people. It was the second mass shooting in the state and the third in the U.S. during the Easter holiday weekend, the Associated Press reports. Shootings in South Carolina and in Pittsburgh, in which two minors were killed early Sunday, also left at least 31 people wounded. In South Carolina, no one was reported killed in the violence at Cara’s Lounge in Hampton County, 80 miles west of Charleston. In Pittsburgh, two male youths were killed and at least eight people wounded when shots were fired during a party at a short-term rental property. The “vast majority” of the hundreds of people at the party were underage, said Police Chief Scott Schubert.
Investigators believe there were multiple shooters. Schubert said police were processing evidence at as many as eight separate crime scenes spanning a few blocks around the rental home. The two shootings happened one day after gunfire erupted at a busy mall in the South Carolina state capital of Columbia. Nine people were shot, and five people sustained other kinds of injuries while trying to flee the scene at the Columbiana Centre, said Police Chief W.H. “Skip” Holbrook. The victims ranged in age from 15 to 73. None faced life-threatening injuries. “We don’t believe this was random,” Holbrook said. “We believe they knew each other and something led to the gunfire.” Last week, a gunman opened fire in a New York subway car, wounding 10 people. This month, six people were killed and 12 others wounded in Sacramento, Ca. during a gunfight between rival gangs as bars closed blocks from the state Capitol. One week ago, a shooting inside a crowded nightclub in Cedar Rapids, Ia.,left a man and a woman dead and 10 people wounded