Coroner identifies 2 dead after shooting near South Carolina nightclub

Crime & Safety

MCCOLL, S.C. (WBTW) — Two people are dead and three others remain in critical condition after a shooting early Sunday morning near a nightclub in South Carolina.

It happened about 1:55 a.m. in a parking lot across the street from Club Amnesia in McColl, according to Lt. Trevor Murphy of the Marlboro County Sheriff’s Office. The club is on Highway 15 next to the North Carolina border.

“We heard all the gunshots and saw the law coming this way,” Sh’Ronald Lewis said. “I was like, that’s down there by my house.”

Lewis was headed home from the store when she heard the shots. She lives just down the street from the club and drove through the scene on her way home.

“I spotted the boy laying there in the middle of the road,” Lewis said. “They were holding him, shaking him.”

Lewis stopped to let ambulances by and watched as first responders aided the victims. She said she was aware of minor incidents at the club before, but not like this.

The deceased victims were identified as Bria Byrd, 23, and Ronnie Oxendine, 31, both of Richmond County. Both deaths were identified as homicides.

“Seeing that last night, I feel like there shouldn’t even be a club anymore,” Lewis said.

Multiple law enforcement personnel remained at the scene early Sunday, but no arrests have been made. No other details were immediately available from authorities.

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