BREAKING: Active Shooter Situation At Restaurant In Busy Downtown Area


Police are asking people in the vicinity of Virginia’s Restaurant to stay indoors after a man in his 50’s has allegedly taken the restaurant patrons hostage. Law enforcement is on the scene in Charleston.

According to The Post And Courier:

“There is an “active shooter situation” in a popular touriest and commercial area of downtown Charleston, according to police spokesman Charles Francis. King Street is currently closed between Calhoun and Morris Streets.”

Witnesses who were able to escape the restaurant through a back door say that an armed man walked through the front door of the establishment and shouted, “There’s a new boss in town.” It is unknown, as of now, who the gunman is, or if anyone has been harmed.

The suspect has been described as “an ordinary grandpa, but he had a crazy look. It was very crazy.”

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UPDATE: At least one person has been shot.