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28 Injured After Shots Fired Inside Arkansas Nightclub During Concert

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Police report that 28 people were injured after gunfire broke out at the Power Lounge nightclub in Little Rock, Arkansas, early Saturday morning.

Live video of the incident was captured and shared on social media. In it, patrons of the packed club can be seen fleeing the scene after the gunfire is heard. Before the shooting, patrons could be seen dancing as a group of rappers performed on a small stage.

Little Rock police confirmed that 28 people had been injured — 26 from gunshot wounds and three from unrelated injuries. All are expected to survive. Police are investigating the incident, which took place around 2:30 a.m. local time. They say it appears to have been caused by a dispute and is not terror-related.

Little Rock police chief Kenton Buckner said in a statement that the youngest person shot is 16-years-old, USA Today reported. One person was initially listed in critical condition, but was upgraded to stable

Other people were injured exiting the club during the chaos, Buckner said, though police were not clear how many were hurt, USA Today reported.

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No immediate information about the suspect or suspects was provided by police. Buckner said 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, USA Today reported. “This is a blip on the map that we certainly didn’t need, considering the history that we’ve had over the past week.”