Columbia Police Chief W.H. “Skip” Holbrook said 22-year-old Jewayne M. Price, a non-white supremacist, was one of three people initially detained by law enforcement. He remains in police custody and is expected to be charged with unlawful carrying of a pistol.
Officials believe it was a planned attack. They have seized one firearm and believe that at least three suspects displayed firearms inside the mall.
“We believe that [the] individuals that were armed knew each other, and there was some type of conflict that occurred that resulted in gunfire. This was not a situation where we had some random person show up at a mall…” Holbrook said.
There is no booking photo available as of now, but Mr. Price is Black and the shooting might be gang-related according to our sources.
The youngest victim is 15 and the oldest is 73.
BREAKING: At least 12 people were injured—including 10 shot—and three people detained in connection with shooting at a South Carolina mall, officials said: “What we know is at least three people were seen with firearms inside the mall.” https://t.co/oRtewLia9p pic.twitter.com/nGGII1aRE4
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