Shopping at a shopping mall in the United States, 12 injured

Twelve people have been injured in a shooting at a shopping mall in Columbia, South Carolina. Among the injured, 10 were shot. The condition of two of them is critical. The incident happened on Saturday local time.

Police have arrested three people in the incident. This information was revealed in a media report on Sunday quoting the police of Columbia city.

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Colombian Police Chief William Holbrooke said the shooting at the Columbiana Center Mall was not believed to be a case of routine violence. He said there had been “a kind of clash” between a group of armed men who already knew each other.

He said the exact cause of the shootings and the information available were still incomplete. However, several local media outlets have reported a large presence of police and emergency services at the shopping mall, about 10 miles north of the provincial capital, Columbia.

At a news conference, William Holbrooke said there were no casualties in the incident, which occurred around 2pm local time on Saturday. However, 10 people were injured in the firing and eight of them were taken to the local hospital. The condition of two of them is critical but stable. On the other hand, the condition of the six injured is stable.

He added that the injured were between 15 and 63 years of age. Two others were injured in what became known as the Cold War.

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