An investigator collects evidence near an Arkansas nightclub where police say multiple people were shot on July 1, 2017 in Little Rock, Ark.

An investigator collects evidence near an Arkansas nightclub where police say multiple people were shot on July 1, 2017 in Little Rock, Ark. 

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A bodyguard has been charged with illegally providing a firearm to the rapper who was performing when gunfire broke out at an Arkansas nightclub, while federal officials say one of the guard's guns matched a shell casing found at the scene.

No one has been charged in the July 1 shooting at the Power Ultra Lounge, which left 28 injured.

Kentrell Gwynn was in Little Rock federal court Tuesday on a preliminary charge of providing a firearm to Ricky Hampton, a Memphis, Tennessee, rapper and convicted felon who performs as Finese2Tymes.

Gwynn is also accused of providing armed security to a convicted felon and conspiracy. Gwynn told a federal agent he was armed that night but did not shoot at anyone.

Hampton appeared in federal court Tuesday on charges unrelated to the shooting.