At least 17 people were shot at a nightclub in Little Rock, Arkansas, early Saturday morning after a dispute escalated during the concert hosted at Power Ultra Lounge.
Police are investigating a shooting at the Power Lounge 220 W 6th, multiple victims, no suspect information is available. PAO on the scene.— Little Rock Police (@LRpolice) July 1, 2017
We do NOT believe this incident was an active shooter or terror related incident. It appears to have been a dispute at a concert.— Little Rock Police (@LRpolice) July 1, 2017
According to Little Rock Police Chief Kenton Buckner, via NBC News, the dispute led to gunfire around 2:30am local time. One victim was in critical condition, while the other 16 victims had non-life threatening injuries. Other concert attendees were injured while attempting to flee the scene, getting trampled or jumping out windows of the multi-story building to escape.
Hours later, Little Rock Police announced on Twitter that all 17 confirmed shooting victims are alive and that the one victim in critical condition had been upgraded to stable.
#UPDATE as of now ALL 17 confirmed shooting victims are alive. We will provide additional updates as needed.— Little Rock Police (@LRpolice) July 1, 2017
#UPDATE our victim in the mass shooting that was critical has been upgraded to STABLE. Please call MC with info at 371-4660.— Little Rock Police (@LRpolice) July 1, 2017
Rapper Finese 2Tymes was set to perform at the nightclub on Friday night, according to Power Ultra Lounge’s Facebook page. Buckner said the concert attracted younger audiences, and he said the youngest shooting victim was 16 years old. The nightclub did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
(The following link contains graphic noises and images of a mass shooting.) Facebook Live video of the concert shared several minutes of the performance of the rapper on stage before the shooting occurred. After a gunshot rings out, the broadcasting phone shakes and the screen goes black, recording gunfire and screams as people attempt to leave the scene. About two minutes later, the phone depicts a man with his pants lowered just above his thighs, as the person behind the phone examines the man’s body for injuries.
While the broadcast went live at 2:22am local time, the video has already been viewed more than 119,000 times. In a post following the broadcast, the same Facebook user shared that a friend had been shot and survived.
No one has been arrested, though Buckner said there were likely to have been several shooters. The shooting was not being treated as a terror attack, however.