Jewayne Price has been arrested in Columbia South Carolina for a shooting at a mall that left over a dozen people injured. According to police reports Jewayne Price and two other suspects, who have not been named, displayed weapons and opened fire injuring fourteen people. So far Jewayne Price has been charged with unlawfully carrying of a pistol however Columbia South Carolina police have stated that more charges are imminent. For whatever the reason Jewayne Price was allowed to post bond and is currently under house arrest.
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More than a dozen people are dealing with injuries from a shooting at a mall in Columbia, South Carolina Sunday, and police have arrested a 22-year-old suspect in connection with the shooting.
Columbia Police Department Chief W.H. ‘Skip’ Holbrook said Jewayne M. Price has been charged with unlawful carrying of a pistol, and additional charges may be forthcoming.
At a hearing on Sunday, Price was given a $25,000 surety bond. He was also placed on house arrest and ordered to wear an ankle monitor.
The judge allowed Price to travel from home to work, at certain times of the day.
Price is also prohibited from contacting the victims of the shooting, or anybody else who might be involved.
Chief Holbrook said 14 victims were injured in the shooting Saturday at Columbiana Centre mall. The oldest is 73-years-old, and the youngest is 15-years-old.
Nine of the victims have gunshot wounds, while the other five have broken bones, cuts, and a head injury from trying to flee the mall.
“At last check, the only victim who continues to receive medical treatment at a local hospital is the 73-year-old female. All of the other victims have been treated and released or will be released shortly,” Holbrook said in a news release.
Police officers detained two additional males with Price Saturday, and those two were released from custody after Holbrook said “it was determined that they were not involved in the shooting.”
He wrote that ballistic evidence indicates that at least two different firearms were used by two suspects, and investigators are working to identify at least two additional suspects “who were observed with firearms.”
Investigators have seized one firearm related to the incident.
He said investigators believe the shooting was an isolated incident between the suspects, and “likely stemmed from an on-going conflict.”
The police department is investigating, and expressed appreciation for those who shared tips so far. Anyone who witnessed, or captured the incident on video is asked to call the department’s Criminal Investigations Bureau at 803-545-3525.