Police in the US state of Arkansas say that 25 people have been injured following a mass-shooting incident in a nightclub in the city of Little Rock.
The shooting occurred at the Power Ultra Lounge in the early hours of Saturday morning, during a concert by the Tennessee artist Finese2Tymes.
Police chief Kenton Buckner told media that it’s likely multiple people fired weapons, and that the incident unfolded after “some sort of dispute broke out” between people inside the club.
#UPDATE 28 injured in the W 6th Street Shooting, 25 from GSW’s and 3 from unrelated injuries. At this time, ALL are expected to survive.
— Little Rock Police (@LRpolice) July 1, 2017
All confirmed shooting victims are alive, and one whose condition was listed as critical has since been upgraded to stable. An additional three people were reportedly injured when a panicked stampede broke out after shots were fired.
Governor Asa Hutchinson said that there has been a spike in violent incidents in the city in recent times, including a number of drive-by shootings. He told reporters:
“Little Rock’s crime problem appears to be intensifying. Every few days it seems a high-profile shooting dominates the news. 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.”
Source: Las Vegas Sun.
Photo: Power Ultra Lounge.