Police: Multiple people injured in shooting at South Carolina’s Columbiana Centre mall – USA TODAY

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Multiple people were injured after a shooting at a South Carolina shopping mall, police said Saturday.

Police in Columbia, South Carolina’s capital city, responded to reports of shots fired at the Columbiana Centre mall, about 10 miles from downtown Columbia.

Police said people were receiving medical attention after being injured, but did not specify how many people were injured in the incident. 

In a tweet, police asked employees to continue sheltering in place inside the mall until officers could escort them out: “DO NOT leave a store until told to do so by proper authorities.”

A reunification site has been set up at a nearby hotel, according to the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department.

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