Active shooter reported in downtown Charleston, South Carolina

Active shooter reported in downtown Charleston, South Carolina
# 24 August 2017 19:23 (UTC +04:00)

An armed gunman has been reported at the Virginia's on King, an upscale eatery, APA reports quoting Sputnik.


The local population has begun evacuating from the area.

​​Police cordoned off the immediate area but it is currently unclear whether the suspect has been detained or remains at large. According to witnesses on social media, the gunman walked into the restaurant and asked people to leave as he declared himself the "new king of Charleston."

According a local reporter affiliated with The Post and Courier in Charleston, police are saying that the gunman may have a hostage.

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