A spate of gun violence seems to be breaking out all over the state. Shots rang out Monday night in North Charleston during a youth baseball game. Meanwhile in Anderson Monday night, two people were injured in a drive-by shooting. A man was killed that morning in Anderson County. And in Florence, four separate shootings between Friday evening and Sunday morning, leaving four dead, including an 11-year old boy and a teenager.
Florence Mayor Teresa Myers Ervin reassured the citizens of Florence that police are there to not only handle crimes, but to work with the public to help prevent similar situations from happening.
In other South Carolina news:
13 people arrested in statewide sex sting. S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson announced on Monday that 13 males with ages ranging from 17 to 59 were arrested in allegations they solicited commercial sex. Summerville Police Department arrested seven men on prostitution charges, Hardeeville arrested four men and a 17-year-old boy and one man was arrested by the Florence County Sheriff’s Office.
Seventh S.C. man convicted in Capitol riot. An aspiring Army pilot from Fort Mill is the seventh S.C. resident to plead guilty in the participation of the Capitol Riots. Elliot Bishai pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge before a judge in Washington, D.C.
Deadline looms for S.C.’s unconstitutional sex offender registry. South Carolina legislators have a few weeks to fix the state’s lifetime sex offender registry that the state Supreme Court deemed unconstitutional. The official deadline is June 9, but only eight days remain in the year’s legislative session. If lawmakers don’t reach an agreement all 17,000 sex offenders will become eligible to receive a court hearing to be removed from the list.
13 cranes reported in downtown Charleston. Charleston City Paper sighted 13 cranes on the downtown peninsula Monday morning across seven work sites.
High Water Festival returned to Charleston’s Riverfront Park. The iconic rock music festival returned to Riverfront Park in North Charleston after two years with guests Modest Mouse, Adia Victoria, Delta Spirit, CAAMP, My Morning Jacket, Palm Palm, Jack White and more.
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