Shocking News From This Easter Weekend

The Associated Press has reported three mass shootings across the country during this Easter weekend, which took the lives of at least two teenagers and injured more than 31 individuals.

During an Airbnb house party in Pittsburgh, about 200 underage individuals attempted to pack themselves into the small space during this past Saturday night. It was at around 12:30 am that about 50 gunshots were fired off in the home in addition to several more rounds outside of the home. As a result, police are actively investigating about 8 different crime scenes around the area.

Police explained to WTAE-TV that at least 10 of the 200 individuals at the party were shot as well as a small group of people who had become injured from jumping “out the windows, sustaining injuries such as broken bones and lacerations.”

First responders brought many of the injured victims to a nearby hospital, where unfortunately two teens, aged 17, were announced dead on arrival; the teens’ names have not yet been released nor have any arrests been made at this time.

Pittsburgh Police Chief Scott Schubert has made the vow “to do everything [they] can to get those responsible”.

“This shouldn’t have happened,” Schubert said. “We’re sick about it.”

Airbnb issued a statement that the individual who originally rented out the property has been banned from further using the service due to violation of policies banning house parties.

“We share the Pittsburgh community’s outrage regarding this tragic gun violence,” the statement from Airbnb spokesperson Ben Breit read. “Our hearts go out to all who were [affected], including loved ones of those who lost their lives, injured victims, and neighbors.”

Deadly Mass Shooting Investigation

Gunfire erupted inside a South Carolina nightclub early Sunday morning where at least nine people have been wounded. Cara’s Lounge in Hampton County had been hosting an “Easter Bash” when gunfire began near the back of the club, as reported by State Law Enforcement Division.

“It was scary. We were just trying to get to safety. We didn’t know where the shots were coming from. So we just ran to try to get to safety and then we fell, and we were just trying to get to safety because everyone was running and screaming,” witness Jasasi Williams told WTOC-TV.

It’s said that some individual runs outside to hide in ditches to avoid the gunfire. And while no fatalities have been reported, police are still actively searching for suspects to apprehend.

9 people shot at Hampton County nightclub

During this past Saturday, another 14 individuals were injured while at the Columbiana Center following a mass shooting at the shopping mall in Columbia, South Carolina. Police report that nine individuals had been shot while another five were injured from attempting to escape the crime scene.

“Everybody was trying to get outside,” said witness Daniel Johnson. “When I was coming out, you could see baby strollers turned over, people’s phones and left keys. It was kind of a hectic situation.”

Police believe that the shooting was not random, as three of the suspects had firearms inside the mall and investigators are in the process of determining which of the gunman fired their weapons.

“We believe they knew each other and something led to the gunfire,” Columbia Police Chief W.H. Holbrook said.

The police currently have three people detained, including Jewayne M. Price – who was the only suspect arrested in connection with the mall shooting. Price’s attorney is attempting to make claims that his client only fired his gun inside the mall in self-defense.

The suspect’s attorney stated that the 22-year-old is facing a charge of unlawfully carrying a pistol because he did not have a permit to carry a weapon.

WLTX-TV reported that Price had been released on a $25,000 bond. Police said that Price will be on house arrest with an ankle monitor and will be barred from contacting victims or anyone else connected to the shooting.

“It was unprovoked by him. He called the police, turned himself in, turned over the firearm that was used in this, and gave a statement to the Columbia Police Department,” Price’s attorney told WMBF-TV. “That is why he got a $25,000 bond.”

WPDE-TV reported, “Accused Columbiana Centre shooter, Jewayne M. Price, is connected to the 2018 fatal shooting of Amon Rice.”

“Price was one of 16 people charged in connection with Rice’s death. Price was charged with accessory before the fact,” the outlet added.

Rutherford told WLTX-TV that Price had no prior convictions.

South Carolina Mall Shooting Leaves 12 Injured


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