Local officials are saying that 28 people were hurt in a shooting early Saturday after a dispute at a downtown Little Rock nightclub.
The city’s police chief said officers suspect multiple people fired weapons but that the incident was not terror-related.
Little Rock Police said on Twitter that 25 people suffered gunshot wounds and three had unrelated injuries. Police said all were expected to survive.
Clubgoers between the ages of 16 and 35 suffered gunshot wounds, and three others had unrelated injuries. Two people were in critical condition Saturday afternoon, police said.
The shooting occurred around 2:30 a.m. Saturday at the Power Ultra Lounge, a club in a two-story building downtown about 1 mile east of the state Capitol, during a concert by Tennessee rapper Finese 2Tymes, CBS affiliate KTHV-TV reports.
…”We do NOT believe this incident was an active shooter or terror related incident. It appears to have been a dispute at a concert,” the city police posted on its Twitter account overnight.
In covering the story, one Tweet stood out:
Admittedly, the actual story did report the city correctly. However, the ensuing the geography review and diversity lesson that the haughty publication received is schadenfreudelicious.
Have you ever crossed the Hudson River?
— Passepartout (@passepartout) July 1, 2017
Where, exactly, is downtown Arkansas? Is that close to midtown Texas?
— Tracy Williams (@gonzosmom1971) July 2, 2017
THE VIEW OF THE WORLD FROM PINCH AVE. Time to get out more: NYT reports on shooting in ‘downtown Arkansas.’https://t.co/1RpNLLinKs
— JT Badenov (@cbinflux) July 2, 2017
All the news that’s fit to print.
Layers and layers of fact-checkers.
The pinnacle of journalism in the United States.
Downtown Arkansas. https://t.co/cVYHTw8w90
— tmi3rd (@tmi3rd) July 2, 2017
I hear downtown Arkansas is beautiful this time of year. https://t.co/vnS0F2HkQm
— C. Griffin ???????? (@C__Griffin) July 2, 2017
Meanwhile, in #DowntownArkansas
— Ned Ryerson (@Crapplefratz) July 2, 2017
Many of the comments reference the NYT’s recent firing of copy editors:
Still think they don’t need more editors at The New York Times, and perhaps a few who are not East Coast elites?… https://t.co/nOO5VdchbY
— Charles Glasser (@MediaEthicsGuy) July 2, 2017
@nytimes Calling Copy Editor, Calling Copy Editor…”downtown Arkansas” ?????
— Bernadette Foley (@forestland6) July 1, 2017
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