A shooting at a nightclub concert in downtown Little Rock, Ark., injured 28 people early Saturday morning (July 1), police said.
Kenton Buckner, Little Rock’s police chief, says investigators believe the shooting may be gang-related and appears to have stemmed from disputes among local groups.
Officers suspect multiple people fired weapons. No arrests have been announced in the shooting.
A video posted on Facebook appears to show the shooting at Power Ultra Lounge. The video, posted by a club patron, shows a packed house for Finese 2Tymes, a performer from Memphis, Tenn.
— Sarafina Brooks (@KATVSarafina) July 1, 2017
About a half-minute into a break in the raucous concert, several bursts of gunfire rang out. More than 24 shots were fired in an 11-second period.
Of those injured, 25 people suffered gunshot wounds, and three others had unrelated injuries. Police said everyone was expected to survive.
After the incident, Arkansas Alcohol Beverage Control officials suspended the club’s alcohol license and set a hearing for July 10.
The alcohol agency said in a statement potential violations stemming from the shooting include allowing possession of weapons on the premises, disorderly conduct and failure to be a good neighbor.
Later on Saturday, the city’s mayor said the nightclub will be shut down.
The shootings happened after a week of multiple drive-by shootings in Little Rock, though there’s no indication they are connected.
Little Rock mayor Mark Stodola wrote on Facebook: “We are committed to doing everything possible to bring safety to our city. We need everyone to help.”
— Angela Rachels (@arachels) July 1, 2017