Man Opens Fire In Front Of Night Club In South Carolina
A man that opened fire at Playoffz nightclub in Spartanburg County, South Carolina, faces multiple attempted murder charges.
The shooting happened at 3:30 a.m. Deputies say that 32-year-old Jody Ray Thompson pulled out a gun after getting into an argument with another man. He fired several rounds of ammo toward a crowd that gathered in front of the club.
“His rounds struck three victims, and almost struck a fourth victim, who in self-defense, pulled his own weapon and fired, striking Thompson in the leg,” Lt. Kevin Bobo said.
The man who shot Thompson in self-defense has a valid concealed weapons permit and won’t be facing any charges.
“Thompson was still on the scene when deputies arrived, but the initial scene was chaotic,” Bobo said. “It wasn’t until victims and witnesses were interviewed, and video from the scene was reviewed that Thompson was identified as the suspect.”
Among the charges that Thompson faces are four counts of attempted murder, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, and unlawful carrying of a weapon.
Article: Fox Carolina