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Five hurt in violence at Gaffney nightclub

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Deputies with the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office are investigating the second shooting within a month at a Gaffney night club.

Deputies were called to the MainEvent Pool & Sports Lounge on Cherokee Avenue just after 1 a.m. Sunday, according to spokesman Rick Turner.

Turner said three people were found at the scene with gunshot wounds and two others were found with cuts that may have been caused by a knife.

The victims were taken to the hospital but are expected to survive.

Turner said deputies remained on scene for several hours collecting evidence and conducting interviews, but as of Sunday afternoon detectives still did not have a clear picture of what led to the violence or who was responsible for the crimes.

"There were probably hundreds of people at the club," Turner said. "This is a place that draws out huge crowds, and we really need someone to come forward and tell us if they witnessed what happened out there."

Turner said deputies still have not identified any suspects in a June 21 shooting in which three people were also shot and hospitalized.

"The Sheriff's Office has been concerned about this club for a while," Turner said. "We're concerned about the safety of the people who go here and the general public, because a lot of the incidents we respond to at the club end up spilling out into the street and surrounding areas.

Turner said he urges witnesses or anyone with information about the recent club violence to call the sheriff's office at 864-489-4722 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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