No charges for armed man who stopped South Carolina club shooter

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LYMAN, S.C. (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies say no charges will be filed against a man who shot and wounded another man who had fired into a crowd at a South Carolina nightclub.

Officers arrested a 32-year-old man who they say shot and wounded three people at the nightclub in Lyman.  Jody Ray Thompson of Lyman is charged with four counts of attempted murder and two weapons violations, jail records show.  He was booked into the Spartanburg County Jail just before 9 a.m. on Sunday, June 26, 2016.

Investigators say Thompson got into an argument and fired into the crowd. A man in the crowd pulled his gun and shot Thompson in the leg. Lt. Kevin Bobo says the man had a valid concealed weapons permit and will not face charges in Sunday’s shooting.

None of the injuries were life-threatening.

It wasn’t clear if Thompson has an attorney.

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