Little Rock Night Club Shooting

(Courtesy of KARK)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KARK)–

Our sister station KARK in Little Rock reports,

Little Rock police say, 28 people have been confirmed injured in a shooting in downtown Little Rock at Power Ultra Lounge. 25 of those victims are suffering from gunshot wounds.

Victims are reported to be receiving treatment at UAMS.

According to police, the youngest victim is 16-years-old.

Police said, “We do not believe was an active shooter or terror related incident. It appears to have been a dispute at a concert”.

The shooting occurred during a performance by a group from Memphis.

“Today, we all woke to the tragic news that this senseless act of violence occurred right in the heart of our capital city. As state and community leaders, it is our responsibility to encourage a civil, peaceful discourse and that violence can never be the solution to solve our differences. As the chief law enforcement officer, I stand ready to assist the Little Rock Police Department as they continue their investigation and we work together to reduce crime in our communities,” – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge.

 

 

 

 

TIMELINE OF SHOOTING

(AP) – The Latest on a shooting at a Little Rock nightclub (all times CT):

11:55 a.m.

The alcohol license for a night club in downtown Little Rock has been suspended after police say 28 people were hurt amid a shooting there.

Arkansas Alcohol Beverage Control officials suspended Power Ultra Lounge’s alcohol license Saturday and set a hearing for July 10. The club was the site of a shooting early Saturday where 25 people suffered gunshot wounds. Three others had unrelated injuries. Police say everyone is expected to survive.

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.

Law enforcement does not believe the shooting was terror-related.

10:45 a.m.

Little Rock Police say 28 people were hurt early Saturday after a shooting at a downtown night club.

Police said on Twitter that 25 people suffered gunshot wounds and three had unrelated injuries. Police said all were expected to survive.

Shots rang out early Saturday at the Power Ultra Lounge in downtown Little Rock, about 1 mile (1.61 kilometer) east of the state Capitol.

Authorities say the shooting appears to be the result of a dispute among clubgoers and was not terror-related.

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9:40 a.m.

Little Rock’s mayor says his “heart is broken” after a shooting that left at least 17 people hurt at a downtown Little Rock club.

Police say the shooting early Saturday at the Power Ultra Lounge appears to have happened following a dispute at a concert. The city’s police chief says officers suspect multiple people fired weapons. Police don’t believe the shooting was terror related.

Mayor Mark Stodola says more information will be released Saturday afternoon. No arrests have been announced.

Stodola wrote on Facebook: “We are committed to doing everything possible to bring safety to our city. We need everyone to help.”

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8:50 a.m.

A video posted on Facebook appears to capture the shooting that left at least 17 people injured at a downtown Little Rock nightclub.

The video posted online by a club patron shows a packed house at Power Ultra Lounge for Finese 2Tymes, a performer from Memphis, Tennessee. 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.

Little Rock Police Chief Kenton Buckner says officers suspect multiple people fired weapons but that the incident was not terror-related. No arrests have been announced in the shooting.

7:10 a.m.

Police have cordoned off a block in downtown Little Rock as officers investigate a shooting at a downtown nightclub that left at least 17 people injured.

Police say the shooting happened early Saturday at the Power Ultra Lounge. The club’s Facebook page says Friday’s night show featured the artist Finese 2Tymes, and a promotional poster showed a man pointing what appears to be a gun at the camera.

The shootings happened after a week of multiple drive-by shootings in Little Rock, though there’s no indication they are connected.

Rada Bunch was outside the club early Saturday. She said she had been told through a friend that her son had been at the club and may have been shot. She’s received little information about the incident

Bunch told the AP: “I’m sick of all the killing and I’m tired of all the shooting, the kids getting hurt.”

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6:20 a.m.

Little Rock Police say they are investigating a shooting at an Arkansas nightclub that left at least 17 people injured.

Little Rock police chief Kenton Buckner told KTHV that the shooting early Saturday morning at the Power Ultra Lounge appears to have happened following “some sort of dispute broke out between people inside.”

Police say via Twitter that all 17 victims, some of whom suffered injuries, while fleeing, are alive and one victim who was previously listed in critical condition is now stable

Police say they do not “believe this incident was an active shooter or terror related incident.”

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2:28 a.m.

Police got the initial call to 220 West Louisiana, according to the dispatch log.

 

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