- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 19, 2016

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Charleston police are helping the city’s popular restaurants prepare for shootings after the Orlando nightclub massacre where a gunman killed 49 people and wounded 53 others.

Millions of tourists visit Charleston each year and The Post and Courier of Charleston reports (https://bit.ly/29Vq4K9t ) that police officers held a seminar Monday for hospitality workers.

Lt. Heath King says it’s important to be prepared for shooters.

The tips include having workers look for suspicious people and items such as oversized bags. Workers were told the initial response should be to evacuate the business or then hide telling people to be quiet and silence their phones.

As a last resort, workers may have to fight the shooter and should do so as a group.

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Information from: The Post and Courier, https://www.postandcourier.com

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