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In 'Very, Very, Very Large Crowd' at Nightclub, a Mass Shooting

2 dead, 8 injured at SC club; unclear if it was allowed to be open

(Newser) - A shooting at a South Carolina nightclub left two people dead and eight others wounded early Sunday, reports the AP . Two Greenville County sheriff's deputies noticed a disturbance at Lavish Lounge just before 2am, and saw a large crowd running out of the building, Sheriff Hobart Lewis said. There... More »

Charged Minn. Cop Used 'Overkill' Tactics at Nightclub

'He would mace everyone' on 'African American nights,' former owner says

(Newser) - A white Minneapolis police officer and the black man he's charged with killing both worked as security guards at the same Latin nightclub as recently as last year, but its former owner says she’s not sure if they knew each other, the AP reports. What she is certain... More »

Balcony Collapse Kills 2, Injures 8 Swimming Athletes

8 others are injured in South Korean nightclub

(Newser) - A balcony inside a nightclub in South Korea collapsed on Saturday, killing two people and injuring 16, including an American and other athletes at the world swimming championships, officials said. Hundreds were at the nightclub in the southern city of Gwangju when the collapse occurred next to the athletes' village,... More »

3 Shooters Open Fire Outside Bar, Wounding 10

Police suspect gang involvement, though no arrests have been made

(Newser) - A street shooting in eastern Pennsylvania that left 10 people wounded Thursday is likely to be gang-related, authorities said. The shooting outside the Deja Vu nightclub in Allentown occurred shortly before 2am, the AP reports. Most of the victims had just left the nightclub and were standing on the sidewalk... More »

Panic, Then a Stampede: 6 Dead at Nightclub Concert

Dozens injured after tragic night at disco in Italy; 'stinging substance' may have spurred panic

(Newser) - Three young women, two young men, and a mom who'd taken her daughter to a rap concert at a nightclub in Corinaldo, Italy, have died, and dozens more have been injured, after a moment of panic that led to a stampede Saturday. Police rep Col. Cristian Corrazza tells the... More »

125-Pound Woman Chokes Out Bouncer by Mistake: Cops

Kierah LaGrave apparently thought he had grabbed her butt

(Newser) - In a slight case of mistaken identity—and strangulation—a woman allegedly assaulted a nightclub bouncer she wrongly believed had grabbed her buttocks, the AP reports. Kierah LaGrave was arrested Thursday in Plattsburgh, New York, on second-degree strangulation charges after the alleged victim reported the assault on Oct. 20. Police... More »

17 Dead After Nightclub Brawl

Fight in Caracas club sparked deadly stampede

(Newser) - Venezuela's government says 17 people were killed Saturday after a nightclub brawl in the capital led to a stampede, the AP reports. Interior Minister Nestor Reverol says eight minors were among those killed. Another five people were injured. He says one of those involved in the fight set... More »

Nightclub Closed Over Woman on White Horse

The Mokai Lounge loses its license

(Newser) - A bit featuring a scantily clad woman riding bareback on a white horse has prompted officials to shut down a Florida nightclub, the AP reports. Miami Beach City Manager Jimmy Morales announced Friday that he was revoking the Mokai Lounge's business license. A video went viral Thursday night that... More »

Nightclub's 1985 Time Capsule Causes Evacuation in NYC

Letters to the future were stored, buried in WWII practice bomb

(Newser) - Back in 1985, the staff of famous New York City nightclub Danceteria (which was featured in Madonna's Desperately Seeking Susan, per CBS New York ) buried a time capsule that looked like a WWII bomb. "I kind of mentioned it as a joke back then," the former... More »

Rapper Arrested for Gun Crime Hours After Club Shooting

Finese 2Tymes was taken into custody 24 hours later at his next gig

(Newser) - A rapper whose concert in Little Rock was the site of a shooting that left 28 people injured was arrested early Sunday on unrelated assault charges. Ricky Hampton, 25, also known as Finese 2Tymes, was arrested on outstanding charges of aggravated assault with a gun at the Side Effects Club... More »

Cops: 25 Shot Overnight in Little Rock Nightclub

All are alive, and police say it wasn't a terror attack

(Newser) - Police in Little Rock, Arkansas, say 25 people were shot inside a nightclub early Saturday—but all have survived, the AP reports. Details on what happened aren't clear, but police say the shooting appears to have been set off by a dispute inside the Power Lounge about 2:30am.... More »

15 Shot, 1 Killed at Cincinnati Nightclub

At least 2 people opened fire

(Newser) - At least two people opened fire inside a crowded nightclub early Sunday, killing one person and wounding more than a dozen others in what authorities described as a chaotic scene, reports the AP . It was not clear what prompted the shooting at the Cameo club about 1:30am, and authorities... More »

First Terror Attack of 2017 Hits Turkey, Killing 39 at Club

Gunman said to have been dressed as Santa also wounded 70 at Istanbul nightclub Reina: reports

(Newser) - Heavily armed police have been blocking the snowy street in front of Istanbul's Reina nightclub, where a gunman said to have been dressed as Santa killed at least 39 people and wounded almost 70 during New Year's Eve celebrations, the AP reports. Istanbul's governor says the attacker,... More »

After Owners Get Pulse Nightclub Back, a Break-In

It happened hours after law enforcement turned control back over to owners

(Newser) - Orlando police said Thursday that someone broke into the Pulse nightclub Wednesday night, hours after law enforcement had turned control of the club back over to its owners, the AP reports. The club had been under police custody as part of the investigation into the June 12 shooting that left... More »

Inside the History of Orlando's Pulse Nightclub

Co-owner Barbara Poma wanted to commemorate her brother

(Newser) - The nightclub devastated by America's worst-ever mass shooting was inspired by love, USA Today reports. One of the owners of Pulse—the Orlando, Fla., club where gunman Omar Mateen killed at least 50 and wounded 53 on Sunday—opened the venue to commemorate her older brother and help people... More »

Why 'Celebs' Get $250K to Hang Out at a Club for an Hour

'A bizarre ecosystem that has reinvented the way a famous person ... makes a living'

(Newser) - GQ has a fascinating look at the little-known world of the "club-appearance economy," which it calls "a bizarre ecosystem that has reinvented the way a famous person ... makes a living." Simply put, clubs in Las Vegas, Miami, and around the world will pay people of... More »

Ceiling Collapses in Freak Accident at 'Purple Rain' Nightclub

"We have no idea why or how it happened," GM says of ceiling collapse

(Newser) - Three people were hospitalized last night after a ceiling collapsed amid smoke and water streaming from up high at the legendary Minneapolis nightclub where Prince filmed part of his 1984 rock drama Purple Rain , the Star Tribune reports. In what First Avenue GM Nate Kranz calls a "terrible surprise,... More »

5 Shot During Chris Brown Nightclub Appearance

Brown was onstage when shots rang out

(Newser) - Chris Brown was performing at a crowded San Jose nightclub early yesterday when gunshots rang out inside, causing the crowd—and Brown, TMZ reports—to panic. Five people were injured, all of whom are expected to survive, the San Jose Mercury News reports. Brown was at the Fiesta as part... More »

Kid, 11, Among 15 Shot in Miami Club

At least 5 teens among the injured

(Newser) - Fifteen people have been wounded in a shooting that sent terrified patrons scrambling from a Miami nightclub early today, police said, adding the youngest victim is 11 years old. When Miami police and rescue crews arrived at a club called The Spot around 1am, they said they found chaos among... More »

NY Rep Who Threatened Reporter Has Fiery History

Including brandishing a gun at a nightclub

(Newser) - Rep. Michael Grimm's headline-grabbing threat to throw an NY1 reporter off a balcony and break him "in half like a boy," is shining a spotlight on the New York Republican's past outbursts and his fiery reputation. Perhaps the most talked about example: A 1999 incident in... More »

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