Chaos at Hartsville bar: 2 dead, 4 wounded
By Bobby Bryant
Two people are dead and four others wounded after a shooting rampage at a Hartsville lounge early Sunday, and two suspects were in custody.
Killed in the incident at Mac’s Lounge on Camden Avenue were Dicaprio Collins, 21, and Bryan Robinson, 29, said Darlington County Coroner Todd Hardee. Their hometowns were not immediately known.
Four other people, names and conditions unknown, were taken to McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence and Carolina Pines in Hartsville.
A city of Hartsville spokeswoman said Monday morning that two suspects had been taken into custody in the case. Their names had not been released by press time.
The Hartsville Police Department, the State Law Enforcement Division and the U.S. Marshal’s Service were investigating the case.
The Hartsville Police Department got a call at 1:59 a.m. Sunday about a shooting at the lounge, the department said on its Facebook page. Local news media said about 200 people were in the bar when the shooting began.
The shots triggered a stampede, with customers dropping their cellphones and personal belongings. “It sounded like a firecracker and people freaked out, so I was, like, OK,” witness Samuel Dupree told Columbia’s WIS-TV. “I look to my right and I see gunfire coming out of the gun, and it’s by the pool table, by the patio door, and I saw shots being fired, so I was like, this is real now.”
Dupree told WIS he helped a woman being trampled by customers trying to escape. He realized only later that his shoes “were covered in blood.”