A Greenville County Sheriff's deputy noticed a "disturbance" at the club before 2 a.m., and called for backup due to "active gunfire from inside the building", according to Lt. Jimmy Bolt.
Initial reports suggested that 12 people were wounded, but the Sheriff's Office later the revised figures, stating that 2 people died and 8 more were injured.
🇺🇸 États-Unis : Une fusillade a eu lieu cette nuit (heure locale) dans la discothèque Lavish Lounge au sud de Greenville en Caroline du Sud. Au moins 12 blessés sont à déplorer pic.twitter.com/H8QCLngwpR— Alexandre L_B (@alex_le_bars) July 5, 2020
The news comes after a series of fatal shootings across the American South. On Saturday, one man was killed and three others injured in a shooting attack at a Mississippi nightclub, and a day before a child was shot dead and three others were admitted to a hospital after a shooting at a mall in Alabama.