25 Shot in Little Rock Club Melee; Rapper Arrested

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Rapper Ricky Hampton of Memphis, known as Finese 2Tymes, was arrested in Alabama Sunday, a day after a shooting at one of his concerts in Little Rock left 28 people injured, the U.S. Marshals Service said, according to the Associated Press. The Marshals Service says he was arrested on a “fugitive from justice” warrant. Little Rock’s police chief had said Hampton had outstanding charges in Arkansas. Twenty-five people between the ages of 16 and 35 suffered gunshot wounds, and three others were hurt, following the shooting at the Power Ultra Lounge early Saturday.

City officials intend to shut down the club. State regulators suspended the club’s liquor license Saturday and its landlord later posted an eviction notice. The volley of gunfire inside the lounge happened so fast that investigators believe multiple people had to have been involved. Police Chief Kenton Buckner credited quick work by first responders for there being no fatalities. City officials said they would move Monday to shut down the club under a “criminal abatement” program. State regulators suspended the club’s liquor license Saturday. On Saturday night, a representative for the landlord’s office posted an eviction notice saying that the club must move out of the property within three days “due to your failure to maintain the premises in a safe condition.”

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