Police said 28 people were hurt in a shooting early July 1st after a dispute at a downtown Little Rock nightclub. The city's police chief said officers suspect multiple people fired weapons but that the incident was not terror-related. Little Rock Police said on Twitter that 25 people, between the ages of 16 and 35 suffered gunshot wounds and three had unrelated injuries. Police said all were expected to survive.
The shooting occurred around 2:30 a.m. Saturday at the Power Ultra Lounge, a club in a two-story building downtown about 1 mile east of the state Capitol, during a concert by Tennessee rapper Finese 2Tymes."We do NOT believe this incident was an active shooter or terror related incident. It appears to have been a dispute at a concert," the city police posted on its Twitter account overnight.
"One is too many. Seventeen is very alarming and certainly disturbing," Little Rock Police Chief Kenton Buckner told reporters. He said there was "some sort of dispute broke out between people inside" the club and that there are "probably multiple shooting suspects." Police have not identified suspects, and no arrests have been made.
A Facebook video posted from inside the club included audio of at least 24 rounds fired in about 11 seconds. Darryl Rankin, who posted the video, said a friend of his who attended the Finese 2Tymes concert with him had a bullet "stuck in his spine."
Little Rock's crime problem appears to be intensifying. Every few days it seems a high profile shooting dominates the news. Early Saturday, Rada Bunch waited outside the club after she had heard from a friend that her son had been at the club and may have been shot. She had received little information about the incident.
"I'm sick of all the killing and I'm tired of all the shooting, the kids getting hurt," Bunch said.
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