The Gaffney Police Department is investigating a shooting at a nightclub early Saturday morning which left multiple victims injured.
Officers were dispatched to Club Empire on Birnie Street around 1:30 a.m. in regards to gunfire.
Investigators said the incident appeared to stem form an altercation inside the club where a firearm was used. Three victims were wounded by gunfire, one in the upper right torso, one in the left thigh and one in the right foot.
A fourth victim was injured by broken glass or debris.
When police arrived at the scene, they said there was a large crowd. After securing the area, EMS arrived to aid the victims and transported them to Spartanburg Regional Medical Center.
According to investigators, the fight moved outside the club and continued to Wall Street and Robinson Street where gunfire was exchanged between vehicles.
Police said a vehicle which was not involved in the incident was hit by bullets near Limestone Street and Cherokee Avenue.
A FOX Carolina crew at the scene spoke with the club owner’s mother, Cora Rodgers, who said the shooting is simply devastating.
“It’s too much violence in this world,” said Rodger. “It’s sad that people cannot go out and have a good time – it’s got to always be a predator that’s in the group that’s gonna cause chaos and hurt innocent people.”
Rodgers also expressed her condolences to the victims involved in the club shooting.
“My heart and my prayers go out to the families, the victims and everything,” Rodgers said.
Suspects in the case have not yet been identified.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Gaffney Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at 864-489-8115.
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