Little Rock Police: Several injured after nightclub shooting

The entrance of an Arkansas nightclub where police are investigating a shooting is cordoned off with police tape Saturday, July 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew DeMillo)

LITLLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Police said 17 people were hurt after a shooting early Saturday triggered after a dispute — not an active shooter or a terror-related act — at a downtown Little Rock nightclub.

The shooting happened early Saturday at the Power Ultra Lounge, a club in a two-story building downtown that’s about 1 mile (1.61 kilometer) east of the state Capitol. Early Saturday, police had cordoned off the block as crime-scene technicians continued to investigate.

Police said on Twitter that all 17 victims were alive and that one person who had been in critical condition was upgraded to stable.

Little Rock police chief Kenton Buckner told reporters that the shooting apparently happened when “some sort of dispute broke out between people inside.”

The shooting follows a week of multiple drive-by shootings in the capital city, though there’s no indication the events are linked.

Early Saturday, Rada Bunch waited outside the club after she’d heard from a friend that her son had been at the club and may have been shot. She’s received little information about the incident

“I’m sick of all the killing and I’m tired of all the shooting, the kids getting hurt,” Bunch said.

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