Shooting at Arkansas nightclub leaves 17 injured

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Power Ultra Lounge
photo by Brandon Riddle via Arkansas Online

At least 17 people were injured in a mass shooting at downtown Little Rock, Arkansas nightclub Power Ultra Lounge, during a Finese 2 Tymes show. Arkansas Online reports that multiple shots were fired and returned around 2:30 AM Saturday (7/1), and more people were injured trying to leave the club.

As of around 6:10 a.m., all confirmed victims were alive, according to the agency. One victim who had been in critical condition earlier in the morning was upgraded to stable condition as of about 6:25 a.m.

Chief Kenton Buckner spoke from the scene Saturday morning, according to a Facebook Live video from KARK, and told reporters a group from Memphis was performing inside the club when “some sort of dispute broke out between individuals who were inside.”

That’s when “an exchange of gunfire took place,” he said.

In addition to the 17 people who were shot, other people were injured by “either being trampled or trying to exit the location.” The youngest victim was reportedly 16, but that’s preliminary information,” Buckner said.

In a Facebook video under an account of Darryl Rankin, about 10 shots ring out inside the club followed by another round of multiple shots. The shooter is not shown in the video.

The chief said it’s too early to know if there are multiple suspects, but based on the number of people hurt, it’s likely more than one person was involved, he said. (via Arkansas Online)

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