Rapper Finese2Tymes (real name Ricky Hampton) has been arrested following the U.S. nightclub shooting over the weekend where 25 people were shot. Police said all were expected to survive.
An investigator collects evidence near an Arkansas nightclub where police say multiple people were shot, Saturday, July 1, 2017, in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Little Rock mayor Mark Stodola said: "My heart is broken this morning - my prayers are with the victims of this tragedy".
The shooting that left 28 people hurt happened Saturday at Little Rock's Power Ultra Lounge. I am confident in the ability of our seasoned police officers in Little Rock to bring the suspect or suspects to justice, and I have reached out to Little Rock Police Chief Kenton Buckner to offer any assistance he may need from my office. Authorities have not confirmed if the recent drive-by shootings are connected to the dispute at the club.
Authorities immediately ruled out the possibility of a terrorist attack. "And government can do something to help us with that", the mayor noted.
A rapper known as Finesse 2Tymes was arrested early Sunday in Birmingham, Ala., a day after more than two dozen people were shot during one of his performances at an Arkansas night club. A few seconds later, shots ring out in several bursts. No arrests have been announced in the shooting.
A police press conference about the shooting is scheduled for 3 p.m., and this story will be updated with any additional information.
The Power Ultra Lounge nightclub in Little Rock was packed.
Material advertising the Finese 2Tymes concert showed a man pointing a gun at the camera. This has been a hard week for Little Rock, as the city has now seen numerous drive-by shootings in addition to this shooting.
Rada Bunch was outside the club early Saturday. "The kids getting hurt", said Raida Bunche, who was waiting outside the club after hearing from a friend that her son had been inside.
"I'm sick of all the killing and I'm exhausted of all the shooting, the kids getting hurt", Bunch said.
The shooting, that last 11 seconds and set patrons screaming and running for the exits, capped a violent week in Arkansas' largest city.
"We will be shutting this property down", he said.