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Active Shooter Situation in Charleston, South Carolina

There is an active shooter situation happening in Charleston, South Carolina, currently. Police are on the scene:

King Street had reportedly been shut down:

The surrounding area has also been locked down. Here is more information from the Post and Courier:

There is an “active shooter situation” in a popular touriest and commercial area of downtown Charleston, according to police spokesman Charles Francis. King Street is currently closed between Calhoun and Morris Streets.

Employees working in the area near Virginia’s restaurant said they were on lockdown as authorities swarmed the area.

“They (police) said there was an active shooter at they think Virginia’s,” said Doug Warner, a spokesman for Charleston Area Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.

There is no word yet on who the shooter is, or what his or her motive may be.

This is a breaking story. Refresh for updates.

Jim E

Jim E. is a true political insider, with experience working both in Washington and outside in real America. Jim is hopelessly bound to Twitter, the preferred platform of all the Swamp reporters, and works to give readers all the biggest scoops being talked about in Washington. When something's breaking, look for Jim's quick reporting, filled with relevant facts and incisive commentary.

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  • What race is everybody involved? These days, it seems to matter more than the facts of a case or event. Too bad. Lady Justice is not blind folded. She is not even color blind.

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