HARTSVILLE, S.C. (WMBF) - The Hartsville community came together Friday night to show their support for the victims of the deadly shooting at Mac’s Lounge.
The shooting early Sunday morning killed Dicaprio Collins, Bryan Robinson and Coker University student Garrett Bakhsh. Three others were hurt when shots rang out inside the busy nightclub on Camden Avenue.
“It just weighed heavy on my heart because my heart is broken for the families,” said Susan Winburn, who organized the candlelight vigil. “I just wanted the community to come together and pull together as one and show our community there is still love regardless of race, it’s not about that it’s about love.”
That love filled the gymnasium at the T.B. Thomas Sports Center on a rainy Friday night, where dozens stood at center court as one, and shared hugs, tears and prayers.
Some of the people at the vigil were inside the bar the night of the shooting but were still too shaken with emotion to speak. Hartsville resident Collin Reason found out his sister was inside Mac’s Lounge the night of the shooting.
“Hopefully she’ll be able to cope with it in the future, but for right now and really everyone, this is going to be pretty tough,” Reason said.
But through the tragedy, those in the small town of Hartsville said they will continue to survive and stand together as Hartsville Strong.
“It’s the evil one that caused all this to happen, but I feel if we come together, love will come out of this,” Winburn said.
Darius Dickey, 22, and Davijon McCall, 24, face murder charges in the case. Both appeared in court on Thursday on those charges. A judge denied bond for the pair.
Antonio Mills Jr. was also arrested in connection with the case on Friday. He faces several charges including criminal conspiracy and pointing and presenting a firearm at a person.