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Five shot in two separate shootings

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Monday, July 29, 2013

GOOSE CREEK, SC (WCSC) - A total of five people have been shot in Goose Creek over the weekend in two separate shootings that could be related. Early Saturday, two were shot at Club Pluto on Red Bank road after an altercation inside spilled out into the parking lot. Sunday morning, three were shot at Nowhere Bar and Grill on North Rhett Avenue.

The staff of Nowhere Bar and Grill said they were closing up for the night, when two Black males entered the bar, and asked for a drink. It was after the legal time to serve alcohol.

"They showed up at last call and were refused service and got upset we refused service," said Daniel Chenoweth, the owner of the bar.

Chenoweth said their anger quickly turned to violence.

"They called the bartender racist and basically came back out to the parking lot, changed their clothes, and shot three of our customers," said Chenoweth.

Sheriff deputies said the men used a shotgun to attack the three shooting victims who were regulars of the bar. Vikki Taylor was working at the time of the shooting. She is still getting over the shock.

"Not really afraid. I just kind of didn't know what was going on. I have been [working] here for four years and this has never happened here before," said Taylor.

Neighbors who live across from Nowhere Bar and Grill said nothing like this has ever happened.

But, after Saturday's shooting, just five minutes away, at Club Pluto nightclub, neighbors reacted differently.

"I am hearing gunshots coming from there. There are police chases," said Robin Buell. "It has been bad news since it has been open."

According to Berkeley County sheriff deputies, Club Pluto is no stranger to gun violence. In May, dozens of shots were fired in the club's parking lot, sending a man the hospital. In January, deputies said a car full of people were leaving Club Pluto when they were involved in a shooting at the intersection of Red Bank and Howe Hall roads. Last October, a driver who deputies also said was leaving the club, was involved in a shooting on NAD Road.

"I like the area, but we just feel unsafe here now with all of the gun shootings going on," said Buell.

No arrest has been made in either shooting. In both incidents, the shooter fled in a black car. Deputies said they are not sure if the same black Chevy Impala used to flee the shooting at Club Pluto was also used to escape after the shooting at Nowhere Bar and Grill. However, they are looking into the possibility that incidents could be connected. Deputies noted that different guns were used in both crimes.

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