28 people injured in Arkansas club shooting, police say

Posted at 2:22 PM, Jul 01, 2017

By Sheena Jones and Deanna Hackney

(CNN) — Twenty-eight people were wounded early Saturday as gunfire rang out at nightclub in Little Rock, Arkansas, police said.

Twenty-five people were shot and three others sustained related injuries at the Power Ultra Lounge in the Arkansas capital.

At least one person is listed in serious condition. Victims ranged in age from 16 to the mid-20s and were being treated at area hospitals.

“We do NOT believe this incident was an active shooter or terror-related incident. It appears to have been a dispute at a concert,” the Little Rock Police Department tweeted.

Police have no motive for the shooting, and no arrests have been made.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives will be assisting the Little Rock police with an investigation into the shooting, officials said.

The club has two levels, with a restaurant on the first and a lounge on the second, according to a description on its Facebook page.

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson issued a statement following the shooting, expressing sympathy for the victims and vowing action.

“Little Rock’s crime problem appears to be intensifying. Every few days it seems a high-profile shooting dominates the news, culminating with this morning’s event,” Hutchinson said in a statement.

“We are still gathering facts, but it is clear that we need to have a comprehensive enforcement strategy in place that helps take the violent threats off the streets.”