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According to Yemassee Police Chief Gregory Alexander, the shooting happened around 12:15 a.m. Sunday on St. Clair Street near the Snappy Foods convenience store.

Chief Alexander said he believes an argument took place and things escalated. There were at least 20 shots fired, striking eight people, including a 31-year-old, a 22-year-old, two 14-year-olds, two 12-year-olds and an 8-year-old.
He also said earlier this year, South Carolina passed a law allowing people with concealed weapons permits to carry their guns in the open. That law went into effect in August and he says it makes doing their jobs a lot harder.

“We did see people out here with firearms and you know with the new law we can’t even question them about carrying firearms and that puts a hamper on law enforcement. Now you know people out here have guns besides the police and that ain’t never good.”
Yemassee PD investigating mass shooting
 

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Chief Alexander there needs some firearms training.

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from link above

When you start shooting that gun, you have no direction over where that bullet’s going at so that’s why you need not to do it.”
 

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A suspect has been arrested in connection with the mass shooting in Yemassee, S.C. on Sunday, Sept. 19.
Police have arrested Yogeskumar Rasikhabi Patel, 40, of Savannah on one count of attempted murder and one count of unlawful carrying of a firearm. Bond was denied during a hearing at Yemassee Municipal Court.
Patel was working at Snappy Foods, which was holding an event. Police believe Patel was inside, went outside and started shooting, possibly trying to shoot into the air but hit people when he didn’t aim high enough. They are not sure why he was shooting in the air.
“From my understanding, there was like 10 different fights that happened during that time. And then one person started shooting and then two people started shooting, and we had three or four people out there shooting,” Yemassee Police Chief Gregory Alexander said.
Suspect arrested in connection with Yemassee mass shooting
 
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