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Charleston police have arrested two people on firearms violations after an early Sept. 4 shooting on King Street that left six injured with non-life-threatening injuries. According to media reports, the shooting is no longer believed to be random, as police initially thought, but a targeted shooting.

Meanwhile, tourists and residents have responded to the shooting, providing detailed events of the shooting and the aftermath. Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg said in a statement, “Enough is enough,” and called on state lawmakers to do more to curb gun violence. 

In other headlines: 

S.C. animal shelters need space. South Carolina animal shelters have been facing a need for space over the past several months as many shelters can’t keep up with the intake of animals, reaching what the Charleston Animal Society calls “a breaking point.” Some shelters have resorted to euthanizing animals for space, despite a statewide effort for no kill shelters across the state. In previous coverage, the Charleston Animal Society recently launched a special program to get large dogs adopted because of an influx into its North Charleston shelter.

Charleston airport adds more seats to accommodate passenger increase. Charleston International Airport is undergoing another renovation as passengers continue to fly through the airport. The airport will be adding more seats and waiting areas to accommodate the increase in passenger traffic. Meanwhile, the planned direct flight from Charleston to Las Vegas from Breeze Airlines has been delayed again. 

North Charleston targets older neighborhoods to fix flooding issues. The City of North Charleston has announced a $14 million plan to help mitigate flooding in six key areas: Union Heights, Chicora-Cherokee, Accabee, Read Street, Midland Park and Northwood/Bentwood. All projects are in the planning and permitting stage. Residents in West Ashley respond to continued flooding in the area.

Danielle becomes first hurricane of the season. The fourth named storm of the season has strengthened to become the season’s first hurricane. Hurricane Danielle currently poses no threat to the United States and is stationary in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Meanwhile, waterspouts were spotted off the South Strand coast and Tropical Storm Earl is expected to strengthen to a hurricane later this week. 


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