Two people including a teen have died while five others have been injured at a party attended by more than 1,000 people to mark the end of school year at South Carolina after gunfire broke out over the weekend.

Police said the Saturday night party had more than 1,000 people in attendance and was held on a private property which made it difficult for police to enforce social distancing.

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WSPA has revealed the identity of the victims as 17-year-old Jabbrie Brandon of Union and Curtis Lamont Bomar, 21, of Spartanburg. Olive said two people have so far been arrested in connection with the shooting.

Darnell Deandre Beacham

One of the suspects arrested, Shaquille OBryant Barber, 26, of Jonesville has been charged with unlawful carry of fire arm and public disorderly conduct while the second suspect, Darnell Deandre Beacham, 35, of Buffalo was charged with public disorderly act.

Police responded to reports of a large gathering at the location in Union County where cars were also parked in a disorderly and illegal manner. Officers were still trying to get the vehicles out of the road when they heard gun shots fired at the party.

Police said that, more than one fire arm was involved in the incident. They also revealed that more charges may apply to the suspects as investigations go on.

Major Scott Coffer of the Union County Sheriff’s Office who spoke to ABC news revelead that, a party is held at the venue each year around this time to mark the end of the academic year in South Carolina.

Shaquille OBryant Barber

‘Being a private party on private property, we couldn’t do anything about it anyway,’ Coffer told ABC.

‘We’ve run into that before when this first started in March with the COVID-19. We can’t tell people who can be at their house and who can’t.’

‘Parties like these on private property are not uncommon and can cause a problem when people drink and want to gather with one another from being under quarantine,’ Sheriff David Taylor said.

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