PHOTOS: Downtown Little Rock Club Shooting
UPDATE: Police tweeting the number injured is 28 — 25 shot.
Shooting broke out at a late-night club in downtown Little Rock Saturday morning, injuring 28 (earlier, police had numbered the injured at 17).
Footage shot by a patron and uploaded to Facebook captures a spray of gunfire at about 2 a.m. At the end of the video patrons can be heard checking each other for bullet holes. The Little Rock police responded shortly after.
Power Ultra Lounge is a second story music venue and club at 220 W. 6th St. After the shots were fired, some patrons tried to flee the packed venue by breaking windows and leaping from the second story to the sidewalk below. One or more than one landed on an awning above a ground-floor shop, caving it in.
Police Chief Kenton Buckner has called a press conference for 3 p.m. today. Partner station KUAR-89.1 will be following the story throughout the day on air and at kuar.org.
According to other media reports, the shooting is the most recent in a week that saw more than a dozen drive-by shootings in Little Rock.