Disgruntled Employee at Charleston Restaurant Shoots 1 in Hostage Situation

25 August, 2017, 01:24 | Author: Ora Austin
  • A Charleston S.C. Police officer blocks access to King Street near the restaurant Virginia's on King in Charleston S.C.,Thursday Aug. 24 2017. A disgruntled employee shot a gun in the restaurant and a hostage situation happened after the shooting. Cha

Police are reporting that one person was shot and was immediately rushed to the hospital. Several hostages were safely released.

Tecklenburg said the suspect was a "disgruntled employee that came back to his place of employment with a gun and killed an individual in the restaurant [and] held another hostage for some time".

Mayor John Tecklenburg emphasized to reporters during a news conference that: "This is not act of terrorism". The shooting was reported shortly after noon.

Police are reporting an "active shooter situation" in downtown Charleston, S.C., near the King Street area.

A witness said he was having lunch at Virginia's on King Street with his son when a gunman entered the restaurant and ordered everyone to get out.

A Charleston S.C police officer escorts Kathleen Dayton left and her mother Maria Vereen from James Island S.C. down King Street away from the restaurant Virginia's after a hostage situation was over in front of the restaurant Virginia's on King
Police Report Active Shooter in Charleston, SC

Local business were evacuated and the Charleston School of Law campus was put on lockdown as responders worked to resolve the situation.

An owner of a nearby boutique said the police activity was focused around the restaurant.

Images from the scene showed police and SWAT officers with guns drawn and a shattered front door of the restaurant.

Charleston police reportedly told store owners to call their employees and tell them not to return to the office until police report everything is clear. Andrew Locke, another salon employee, said the situation was nerve-wracking, especially in trying to take care of customers.

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