Police report that 28 people were injured during a shooting at a Little Rock Nightclub, while 25 people are shot (there was three unrelated injuries). The shooting occurred at about 2:30 A.M. EST, early Saturday morning. Authorities claim that the incident erupted over a dispute at the club, and it wasn’t terror-related.
“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.
How are the victims holding up?
Authorities say that the 28 people injured in the shooting will likely survive.
Little Rock’s mayor Mark Stodola says that he’s “heart is broken” over the ordeal. The mayor wrote on his Facebook page that, “We are committed to doing everything possible to bring safety to our city. We need everyone to help.”
Stodola promises that more information will be released this afternoon. So far, no arrests have been made in connection with the shooting.
“One is too many. Seventeen is very alarming and certainly disturbing,” Little Rock Police Chief Kenton Buckner told reporters. The police chief said there was “some sort of dispute broke out between people inside” the club and that there are “probably multiple shooting suspects.”
Where did the shooting take place?
Shots rang out at the Power Ultra Lounge on 220 W. 6th St, Little Rock, Arkansas. As a result, police have cordoned off the block, while crime scene technicians attempt to gather evidence inside and outside the club.
The ground of Power Ultra Lounge is littered with empty cubs and covered with shards of glass from second-floor windows.
Video of the Shooting
A video popped on Facebook capturing the ordeal at this Little Rock nightclub. The shooting occurred during a musical performance or a “mini-concert” at the club. Finese 2Tymes, a performer from Memphis, Tennessee, was rapping while gunfire broke out. In just 11 seconds, 25 shots were fired.