Concealed Carrier Prevented Mass Shooting at South Carolina Nightclub

By Brianna Cicero Published on June 30, 2016

On Sunday evening Jody Ray Thompson pulled out a gun at a South Carolina club and fired a few shots at innocent bystanders. Thompson pulled the trigger on his gun after getting in a fight with another person at the club, but the shots were not fired at that person.

According to WISTV, Thompson injured three people but was stopped when the fourth person targeted pulled out a gun and struck Thompson in the leg.

It was confirmed that the man who shot Thompson had a legal license for concealed carry, and as a result he will not be charged. Thompson will be charged with four accounts of attempted murder, unlawfully carrying a weapon and carrying a violent weapon while committing a crime.

According to Lt. Kevin Bobo, “Thompson was still on the scene when deputies arrived, but the initial scene was chaotic. It wasn’t until victims and witnesses were interviewed and video from the scene was reviewed that Thompson was identified as the suspect.”

Bobo also confirmed that none of the victims’ injuries were life threatening.

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