1 dead, 2 injured in Jasper County shooting

1 dead, 2 injured in Jasper County shooting

JASPER COUNTY, SC. (WTOC) - The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a deadly shooting that happened early Sunday morning.

Police were already on scene of a party at the Black President’s Club in Point South when around 2 a.m. a confrontation between several people led to gunfire inside the club.

23-year-old Kevon Williams Jr., of Ridgeland, was found inside the club with a gunshot wound to the chest. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he later died.

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Posted by Jasper County Sheriff's Office on Sunday, January 12, 2020

A second male and female were also injured by gunfire, but they are expected to be okay.

Deputies say they suspect it was an isolated incident, and not pre-meditated.

“Everybody in the club was being shot at,” said Detective Sergeant Jake Higgins with Jasper County Sheriff’s Office.

Shots rang out and chaos began. Detective Sergeant Jake Higgins says two of their officers were already there before the shooting started and immediately ran in to stop it.

"We had two deputies assigned to the parking lot that were contracted by the Black President's Club owner to work security in the parking lot."

When they ran inside, police saw 23-year-old Kevon Williams Jr. on the ground with a gunshot wound to the chest. He died about 4 hours later at the hospital.

“While they were performing CPR, more shots were coming from the outside of the club into the club even with them there.”

"We're looking into the motives, we're looking into the intent and we're interviewing many people and witnesses."

Higgins says there were more than 100 people there. He says this will help in their investigation.

Something police are also looking into is if there was more than one shooter or if just one shooter used multiple guns.

“There were a lot of different calibers and bullets.”

On Monday, the sports bar was still boarded up.

“It was just kind of shocking because we have never had anything at that President’s Club, ever," said Christine Hale who works nearby.

Locals are still shocked. Those who work close to the bar say its normally quiet.

“All of a sudden. Just out of the blue. This happened,” said Hale.

The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office is investigating.

If you have any information, please call 843.726.7519.

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