by Max Brantley
We do NOT believe this incident was an active shooter or terror related incident. It appears to have been a dispute at a concertAbout 6:10 a.m., the police added:
#UPDATE as of now ALL 17 confirmed shooting victims are alive. We will provide additional updates as needed.KARK says some were hurt as people ran to avoid gunfire. YouTube video posted widely is said to be from shooting. KARK reports one of the wounded in critical condition (later upgraded to stable) and one victim as young as 16.
"I am truly saddened by what happened this morning. I am praying for the victims. I am very confident that LRPD will make multiple arrests in this incident. This will not be tolerated in our City. I addition, we are making multiple arrests in the incidents from the 10 days."The city has been peppered by drive-by shootings, 11 in 10 days by one count.
The club's Facebook page promoted this show last night:
Power Bar and Ultra Lounge has most recently completed its renovation launching in May 2015, just in time for the summer. Power prides itself in the dashing character it has taken on, bringing a sense of distinction making it one of the marquee landmark nightlife locations in central Arkansas.
“My thoughts and prayers are with all 17 victims who were injured overnight at the Power Ultra Lounge in Little Rock, and I am grateful for the first responders who saved multiple lives,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “Today, we all woke to the tragic news that this senseless act of violence occurred right in the heart of our capital city. As state and community leaders, it is our responsibility to encourage a civil, peaceful discourse and that violence can never be the solution to solve our differences. As the chief law enforcement officer, I stand ready to assist the Little Rock Police Department as they continue their investigation and we work together to reduce crime in our communities."Note. Previous attorneys general and others have often said the attorney general is NOT the state's chief law enforcement officer. She is the state's legal counsel. Her office represents the state