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  • Thursday, June 22, 7:30 pm: President Biden delivers a primetime address on guns following recent deadly mass shootings in New York, Texas and Oklahoma. Biden is expected to call on Congress to pass laws to combat gun violence.Coverage will be hosted by Ailsa Chang, joined by White House Correspondent Scott Detrow, Congressional Correspondent Kelsey Snell, National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson and other guests.
  • Investigators in South Carolina say an 8-year-old boy visiting from New Hampshire has been shot and killed by a man randomly firing a gun at passing cars from woods near his house. Authorities say Quarius Dunham died Sunday, a day after he was struck in the neck by a bullet in Florence County. Officials say his father was driving and was struck in the leg. Investigators say 40-year-old Charles Montgomery Allen was arrested in the woods and charged with murder. Florence County Sheriff T.J. Joye says Allen appeared to be high on drugs and deputies had dealt with him in the past, but investigators aren't sure why he started shooting at cars Saturday.
  • Investigators say four teenagers have been killed in two shootings in a small South Carolina city over the weekend. Newberry Police Chief Kevin Goodman says no arrests have been made. A 16-year-old was killed first early Sunday. Three other teens were fatally shot Sunday afternoon about a block away in the city of 10,200 people. The chief says the victims knew each other and one teen questioned in the first shooting was killed in the second one. Newberry High School closed its campus and switched to virtual learning Monday as a precaution, while police and deputies have stepped up patrols.
  • Authorities say they have arrested a suspect in connection with a shooting at a busy shopping mall in South Carolina's capital on Saturday that left 14 people injured. Columbia Police Chief W.H. "Skip" Holbrook says 22-year-old Jewayne M. Price is in police custody and is expected to be charged with unlawful carrying of a pistol. Price was one of three people initially detained by law enforcement as a person of interest. It is not immediately known if he has an attorney who could speak on his behalf. Holbrook says no fatalities have been reported but that 14 people were injured. Police say nine of the 14 people were shot and the other five people suffered injuries while attempting to flee.
  • Ten people were shot and two others injured in a shooting at a busy shopping mall in South Carolina’s capital that authorities do not believe was a random attack.
  • One student at Tanglewood Middle School died in the shootingThursday. Police reported no other injuries
  • Prosecutors say a white South Carolina trooper won't face criminal charges for fatally shooting a Black man who ran away from an attempted traffic stop last year. 15th Circuit Solicitor Jimmy Richardson said Monday that Master Trooper Whittney Blake Benton acted in self-defense when he killed Tristan Vereen last September. Investigators say Benton tried to pull Vereen over for a cracked windshield, prompting a chase by car and foot. Benton told investigators he shot Vereen in the chest because he feared for his life after Vereen bit, kicked and used Benton's stun gun on the trooper during a brief fight. A lawyer for Vereen's family says they want the Department of Justice to review the facts.
  • A South Carolina gun store owner faces an involuntary manslaughter charge after police say he shot a worker in the face in an attempted prank. Coastal Firearms owner Jon Whitley was arrested Monday on the charge nearly a month after the death of Stefan Mrgan. News outlets report that authorities found Mrgan inside the store's lobby with a gunshot wound to his lower face on Nov. 2. A police affidavit states Whitley placed a replica Glock BB gun among real firearms in the store with the intent of pranking Mrgan. The Berkeley County Sheriff's Office says Whitley mistakenly picked up and fired a real gun at Mrgan instead.
  • Investigators say a Charter Communications worker has been killed in a South Carolina shooting and standoff that also wounded two public workers repairing a sewer main, a deputy and a woman inside the home where the shooter was barricaded. Authorities say the man who shot the workers fixing the sewer, 45-year-old Shannon Earl Smith, died Thursday from at least one gunshot wound at the hospital shortly after the standoff ended. Investigators say the cable TV worker killed and the woman wounded were inside Smith's Spartanburg home during the standoff where officers also fired shots. Authorities say the public workers, deputy and woman in the home are all expected to survive.
  • Four people have been charged with manslaughter in a shooting last month at an illegal concert in South Carolina that killed a 14-year-old girl and hurt 13 other people. North Charleston Police say the May 22 shooting happened when two gangs started shooting at each other at the same vacant lot where a stage was set up and didn't care who was between them. Police aren't ready to say how many people fired guns that night or how many bullets were shot, but the investigation continues, The illegal concert was publicized with flyers and included a bar.