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Shooting During Illegal Concert in North Charleston Leaves Teenager Dead, 14 Others Injured

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A shooting at an illegal concert in South Carolina’s North Charleston, late Saturday night left a teenager, age 14, dead and 14 others injured, according to police.

Officers reportedly arrived at 10:30 pm at the intersection of Piggly Wiggly Drive and West Jimtown Drive, where they found many victims with gunshot wounds, North Charleston Police (NCP) Deputy Chief Scott Deckard said.

According to North Charleston Police Deputy Chief Scott Deckard, the shooting broke out near the makeshift performance space.

The police currently have no information on a possible suspect(s).

NCP Chief Reggie Burgess stated at a press conference Sunday afternoon that the community was mourning a girl who will “never have an opportunity to see a prom, never have the opportunity to graduate, never have an opportunity to enter college or the military, or get a job.”

He said alcohol was sold at the unauthorized event.

We in law enforcement had no clue about this. If we would have, we’d probably have been able to save lives.

Images of the scene taken by police and provided by CNN affiliate WCSC show a makeshift “tiki bar,” coolers and drinks scattered across the area, a stage with large speakers and a table with food, sodas and snacks. The North Charleston Police Department said it was not aware of the event beforehand.

The shooting came as a row of other deadly gun killings have occurred over the weekend.

A shooting in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota, resulted in two dead and eight injured.

Saturday night, two people were killed and 12 wounded in a shooting at a house party in rural Cumberland County, New Jersey.

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