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The Vault shooting: ‘Nine hurt’ as gunfire erupts at Columbia gun store in South Carolina

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NINE people have been hurt after gunfire erupted outside of a South Carolina gun store in the early hours of Sunday morning, police say.

Deputies with the Richland Country Sherrif's Office were summoned to The Gun Vault in Columbia yesterday at 1am to reports of shots fired.

Upon arrival, police found that multiple people had been shot.

The victims were all transported to local hospitals. Their conditions are not known.

At the same time, police received reports from a number of hospitals in the area that other victims had arrived on their own to get treatment.

In total, nine people were injured in the shooting.

It's currently unclear what prompted the gunfire.

It's also not known if The Gun Vault was open at the time. According to its website, the store typically closes a 4pm on Sundays.

Officials say the investigation is ongoing and additional information will be released as it becomes available.

Anyone with information on this incident has been asked to submit a tip on the Crime Stoppers website.

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