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2 Killed, 7 Hurt in Shooting at SC Bar

Patrons at Mac's Lounge ran for their lives
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 27, 2020 12:03 AM CST
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A man cleans up in front of Mac's Lounge, the scene of an early morning bar shooting, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Hartsville, SC.   (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
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(Newser) – Two people were killed and at least seven people were injured early Sunday in a shooting at a bar and music venue in South Carolina, officials say. The shooting took place at Mac's Lounge in Hartsville, Darlington County Coroner Todd Hardee told reporters. The two victims were identified by the coroner's office as Dicaprio Collins, 21, and Bryan Robinson, 29. There was no immediate information about what led to the shooting. The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division and the US Marshals Service are assisting Hartsville police with the investigation, the AP reports.

A witness interviewed by WMBF described a chaotic scene as bar patrons ran for their lives. Samuel Dupree told the station he was dancing when he heard something that at first sounded like a firecracker, but he turned and saw the gunfire. He said people in the bar were rushing toward the exit. "People were trying to get through that tiny door and they couldn't," he said. "I helped someone up off the ground I saw get trampled. I’m not going to let this person just died from getting run over." Hartsville is about 25 miles northwest of Florence, SC, and about 40 miles south of the North Carolina state line.

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