US rocked by 3 mass shootings during Easter weekend

Pittsburgh Party Shooting

Pittsburgh Police crime scene investigators gather outside the short-term rental property, rear, where a shooting took place at a house party early Sunday morning, April 17, 2022. The shooting happened around 12:30 a.m. during a party at a short-term rental property where there were more than 200 people inside — many of them underage, Pittsburgh police said in a news release. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

HAMPTON, S.C. (AP) — The lawyer for a man arrested in connection with a mass shooting at a South Carolina mall tells news outlets his client fired in self-defense.

Attorney Todd Rutherford represents Jewayne Price, who currently faces a charge of illegally carrying a pistol. A judge said Sunday that Price could be released on house arrest with a $25,000 surety bond.

Saturday’s shooting in Columbia was one of two Easter weekend shootings in South Carolina with multiple victims, and one of three in the nation. Nine people were hurt early Sunday in a Hampton County, South Carolina, nightclub shooting.

Gunfire at a Pittsburgh party caused multiple injuries and killed two minors.

Categories: National News