LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Five people remain hospitalized following a shooting that injured 28 people Saturday morning in downtown Little Rock at Power Ultra Lounge.
One victim remains in critical condition. All of the hospitalized will survive, according to Little Rock Police.
The youngest victim is 16-years-old. At last check, he remained hospitalized.
In cell phone video posted from inside the club, dozens of shots can be heard as patrons run for the exits.
Police got the initial call at 2:28 a.m. to 220 West 6th, according to the dispatch log. Officers say it appears to have been a dispute at a concert that started between rival groups involved in recent violence in Little Rock. The shooting occurred during a performance by a group from Memphis, Finese2Tymes.
On Sunday morning, U.S. Marshals arrested Finese2Tymes and a second man in Birmingham, Alabama on federal gun charges unrelated to the Little Rock incident. The rapper has been questioned as part of the investigation.
No local arrests have been made.
Little Rock Police Chief Kenton Buckner said preliminary investigations indicate that “multiple individuals” were responsible for the shooting. He added that officials believe the incident was linked to on-going local disputes.
Buckner said off-duty police officers were stationed at the event earlier in the evening, patrolling the parking lot and assisting with security. During that time, police stopped several individuals who were openly carrying weapons, including one member of the headliner’s entourage, he said.
Other individuals carrying weapons may have been able to get into the nightclub from a different door, Buckner added.
Late Saturday morning an Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control official told us that the ABC has temporarily suspended the liquor permit at Power Ultra Lounge pending a formal hearing. During Saturday’s news conference, Mayor Mark Stodola and City Manager Bruce Moore said the club would be shut down.