Sheriff's office may try to shut down Hollywood club after shooting

CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - By Harve Jacobs  bio | email | Twitter

HOLLYWOOD, SC (WCSC) - In the wake of a weekend shooting, the Charleston County Sheriff's Office says it may try to shut down a Hollywood nightclub for good.

The shooting happened early Sunday morning at Club 17 South on Savannah Highway.

"When you consider six cars shot at, two people shot, one of the cars that was damaged was a car that was stolen, it does make you worry about the people who live in and around that area," said Major John Clark with the Charleston County Sheriff's Office.

Clark says in the last few months, deputies have been called to the club many times.

"If you look at the reports, you'll see anything from a burglary or vandalism to a sexual assault to shootings, and we're concerned about public safety, is our main concern at this club," Clark said.

The sheriff's office says it is a good reason to close the club for good.

"The first thing it's gonna take is for their business license to be revoked and then we're gonna look into actually permanently closing it once the business license has been revoked," said Clark. "We're going to do all that we can to make sure that we protect the people who live in that area."

Club 17 South's owner declined to comment on the advice of his attorney.

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