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MikeandRaph87
07-01-2017, 03:33 PM
Despite up to 28 casualties none appear to life threatening. It seems to be the result of a hothead packing after an argument,

Little Rock police: 25 people shot at nightclub

Associated Press • ANDREW DeMILLO and TAFI MUKUNYADZI • 23 minutes ago

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Police say 25 people were shot after gunfire rang out Saturday at a rap show at a downtown Little Rock nightclub, prompting pleas from top leaders to curb the growing violence in Arkansas' capital city.

Police said the shooting at Power Ultra Lounge was the result of a dispute among clubgoers and not an active shooter or terror-related incident. Little Rock police said Saturday that 25 people were shot and three others suffered unrelated injuries. All were expected to survive, police said.

Police early Saturday cordoned off the block as crime-scene technicians gathered evidence from inside and outside the club. Glass from the club's second story windows littered the ground, along with empty drink cups.

Little Rock Police Chief Kenton Buckner told reporters that "some sort of dispute broke out between people inside" the club and that there are "probably multiple shooting suspects."

A video posted online by a club patron, Darryl Rankin, showed a packed house 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 in an 11-second period.

Rankin told The Associated Press that he was recording the show on Facebook Live when gunfire erupted and that one of his friends is now at a hospital with a bullet "stuck in his spine."

Courtney Swanigan said she was near the front of the club with her sister when gunfire erupted about an hour into the show. They were not injured. She didn't know what led to the shooting, but she said she saw someone onstage with a handgun amid the melee.

"I just closed my eyes, got down on the ground and put my hands on my head," Swanigan said.

A posting in all capital letters on Finese 2Tymes' Facebook page expressed thoughts and prayers for those injured and said: "THE VIOLENCE IS NOT FOR THE CLUB PEOPLE. WE ALL COME WITH 1 MOTIVE AT THE END OF THE DAY, AND THATS TO HAVE FUN."

The shooting follows a week in which there have been about a dozen drive-by shootings in Little Rock, though there's no indication the events are linked.

"Little Rock's crime problem appears to be intensifying," Gov. Asa Hutchinson said in a statement. "Every few days it seems a high profile shooting dominates the news, culminating with this morning's event. I have spoken this morning with Mayor Stodola and I have offered both my heart felt concern over this senseless violent tragedy and state assets as needed to address the continued threat of violence in our community."

Yahoo - ABC News Network

From the linked article:
https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/little-rock-police-several-injured-112248779.html

GoldMutant
07-01-2017, 04:32 PM
You have the full link with you, man? Would like to read more if there is.

Regardless, heart goes out to the individuals affected by the shooting.

mrmaczaps
07-01-2017, 05:04 PM
Despite up to 28 casualties none appear to life threatening. It seems to be the result of a hothead packing after an argument,

Little Rock police: 25 people shot at nightclub

Associated Press ANDREW DeMILLO and TAFI MUKUNYADZI 23 minutes ago

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) Police say 25 people were shot after gunfire rang out Saturday at a rap show at a downtown Little Rock nightclub, prompting pleas from top leaders to curb the growing violence in Arkansas' capital city.

Police said the shooting at Power Ultra Lounge was the result of a dispute among clubgoers and not an active shooter or terror-related incident. Little Rock police said Saturday that 25 people were shot and three others suffered unrelated injuries. All were expected to survive, police said.

Police early Saturday cordoned off the block as crime-scene technicians gathered evidence from inside and outside the club. Glass from the club's second story windows littered the ground, along with empty drink cups.

Little Rock Police Chief Kenton Buckner told reporters that "some sort of dispute broke out between people inside" the club and that there are "probably multiple shooting suspects."

A video posted online by a club patron, Darryl Rankin, showed a packed house 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 in an 11-second period.

Rankin told The Associated Press that he was recording the show on Facebook Live when gunfire erupted and that one of his friends is now at a hospital with a bullet "stuck in his spine."

Courtney Swanigan said she was near the front of the club with her sister when gunfire erupted about an hour into the show. They were not injured. She didn't know what led to the shooting, but she said she saw someone onstage with a handgun amid the melee.

"I just closed my eyes, got down on the ground and put my hands on my head," Swanigan said.

A posting in all capital letters on Finese 2Tymes' Facebook page expressed thoughts and prayers for those injured and said: "THE VIOLENCE IS NOT FOR THE CLUB PEOPLE. WE ALL COME WITH 1 MOTIVE AT THE END OF THE DAY, AND THATS TO HAVE FUN."

The shooting follows a week in which there have been about a dozen drive-by shootings in Little Rock, though there's no indication the events are linked.

"Little Rock's crime problem appears to be intensifying," Gov. Asa Hutchinson said in a statement. "Every few days it seems a high profile shooting dominates the news, culminating with this morning's event. I have spoken this morning with Mayor Stodola and I have offered both my heart felt concern over this senseless violent tragedy and state assets as needed to address the continued threat of violence in our community."

Yahoo - ABC News Network

From the linked article:
https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/little-rock-police-several-injured-112248779.html

Just one little nitpick, casualties means dead people. Probably better to say injuries...

Wonder if the club was a gun free zone...

Sucks that people were hurt...

Courtney should probably get some hands on gun training... Hands are still flesh and lying on the ground isn't really helpful to defending herself. Glad she made it out safe though.

Bad guys don't care about rules or laws. Protect yourself and don't become a victim.

CylonsKlingonsDaleksOhMy
07-02-2017, 06:24 PM
Just one little nitpick, casualties means dead people. Probably better to say injuries...


I absolutely agree with this sentence.

MikeandRaph87
07-02-2017, 06:56 PM
In History class it is an overarching terminology meaning injured, dead, or missing and typically broken down from there into those three branches. Blame university education for cramming such terminology.

Anyway,an update suggest police investigation points towards an aggressive argument between rival gang members. In an "eleven second melee" 25 were shot and three trampled. Three of the injured are in critical. The others are in better condition.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/rock-police-injured-nightclub-shooting-48389589

mrmaczaps
07-02-2017, 07:28 PM
I absolutely agree with this sentence.

Is that a first for us? Lol

mrmaczaps
07-02-2017, 07:29 PM
In History class it is an overarching terminology meaning injured, dead, or missing and typically broken down from there into those three branches. Blame university education for cramming such terminology.

Anyway,an update suggest police investigation points towards an aggressive argument between rival gang members. In an "eleven second melee" 25 were shot and three trampled. Three of the injured are in critical. The others are in better condition.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/rock-police-injured-nightclub-shooting-48389589

You know, the definition reads that way, but I've never heard it actually used that way, ever.

I would still now use it that way myself, but thats just me I suppose.

BubblyShell22
07-15-2017, 04:35 PM
Sucks that this happened and my heart goes out to all affected by this.