BREAKING: Report of Active Shooter in Charleston

Posted: Aug 24, 2017 1:28 PM

UPDATE (3:34 p.m.): The hostage situation is over. One person was killed, and the gunman was critically wounded.

UPDATE (2:57 p.m.): Shooter is reportedly down.

UPDATE (2:53 p.m.): Someone has been removed from the restaurant on a stretcher. This came after a "bang" was heard on the site.

UPDATE (1:55 p.m.): Charleston police do not believe that the incident is related to terrorism or is a hate crime. There are confirmed hostages.

The shooter is further described as a "disgruntled restaurant employee." One person has been shot. 

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There are reports of an active shooter in Charleston, South Carolina in a restaurant. Parts of a street are blocked off and SWAT officers are on the scene.

The shooter may have hostages.

There are no reports yet of any injuries or casualties. 

This story will be updated as details become available.