US: At least 25 people shot at a nightclub in Arkansas

  • US: At least 25 people shot at a nightclub in Arkansas
02-07-2017 | Pratidin Bureau. |

At least 25 people have been shot at a nightclub in the US state of Arkansas, two of whom are in critical condition.

Police said three others were injured in a stampede of people fleeing the scene. Police and local officials said the incident was not terrorism-related.

The exchange of gunfire took place at about 2:30 local time at a concert.

The mayor of Little Rock, Mark Stodola, said it was the result of a disagreement involving a number of patrons at the Power Ultra Lounge nightclub, which quickly escalated because of the presence of rivalries and weapons. Stodola said it did not appear to be a planned shooting.

Though there was no immediate information about a suspect, little Rock police Chief Kenton Buckner said the authorities were investigating whether a longstanding rivalry between gangs was to blame.

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