25 people were shot in Little Rock, Ark., after a dispute broke out at a nightclub concert early Saturday morning.
According to police, all 25 people are expected to survive. Three other people sustained other injuries in the chaos.
via USA Today:
The shooting, which took place at Power Ultra Lounge around 2:30 a.m. local time, does not appear to be terror-related or an active shooter incident, Little Rock police chief Kenton Buckner said.
One person was upgraded to stable condition from critical police tweeted Saturday. The youngest person shot is 16-years-old, Buckner added.
Glass and empty drink cups littered the ground outside the two-story building as police cornered off the block, the Associated Press reported.
Buckner added it was too early to provide details about the suspect but that it was possible there could be multiple suspects.
“Certainly during incidents such as this, emotions are very high. We need to be very careful with our words,” Buckner said. “This is a blip on the map that we certainly didn’t need, considering the history that we’ve had over the past week.”
Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson called the shooting a “senseless violent tragedy” and offered state resources to Little Rock to address violent crime.
“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.
About a dozen drive-by shootings have occurred in Little Rock over the past week, though there is no indication the events are linked, the Associated Press reported.
Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola thanked first responders and area hospitals in a Facebook post Saturday.
“My heart is broken this morning — my prayers are with the victims of this tragedy,” he wrote. “We are committed to doing everything possible to bring safety to our city. We need everyone to help.”
The shooting occurred during a concert featuring Finese 2Tymes, a Memphis rapper. A Facebook post promoting the event from Power Ultra Lounge shows a photo of a man pointing a gun at the camera.
You can see video from the incident below.