Police: 6 people wounded in shooting on South Carolina beach

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Multiple teenagers gathered for a “senior skip day” event in South Carolina were caught in gunfire, leaving six people injured and two charged with unlawful possession of guns, according to police, the Associated Press reported.

The incident took place on Friday around 5:20 p.m. on Isle of Palms, which is located 94 miles (151 kilometers) south of Myrtle Beach. Police are actively investigating the shooting and seeking public help for additional information or video footage.

At a news conference on Saturday, Isle of Palms Police Chief Kevin Cornett reported that a 16-year-old was arrested and charged with possession of a stolen firearm and carrying it unlawfully.

Cornett stated that the police are still investigating whether the juvenile was involved in the shooting. Furthermore, an 18-year-old was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm in a municipal parking lot, as per the police chief’s remarks.

According to Chief Kevin Cornett, hundreds of people, including high school students who took an unofficial day off, were present on the beach at the time of the shooting, as reported by the AP.

Multiple altercations had occurred before the gunfire broke out. As per Cornett’s statement, officers were already patrolling the area due to the large gathering, and two fights had broken out before the shooting took place.

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