COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) – The Columbia Police Department confirmed that around 2:03 p.m. they were called to the scene of a shooting inside of Columbiana Centre. This triggered a response from multiple area law enforcement agencies in the area.
Chief Skip Holbrook said no one was killed in the shooting but 12 people were injured. Eight of those people were hit by gunfire. Two were trampled in the crowd as people tried to escape.
Eight people are in the hospital. Six of those are in stable condition and two are in critical condition.
Three people have been detained in the investigation. Holbrook said police do not believe this is a random shooting and that the people knew each other.
Police have been clearing the stores one by one inside the mall. Law enforcement has asked anyone still inside to stay put until officials can evacuate them.