News: Arizona Nightclub Addresses Nipsey Hussle Concert Shooting, Inadequate Security Speculation

Sunday, Mar 4, 2012 11:07PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

48 hours after an Arizona nightclub became the crime scene of a massive shooting spree, Clubhouse Music Venue has come forward to address what went down.

Speaking via a statement, the nightclub said there were no significant changes to its security hours before rapper Nipsey Hussle was slated to perform.

Tempe police are still looking for two suspects after Friday night's mass shooting at a Tempe nightclub. Fourteen people were shot at rapper Nipsey Hussle's show. No one was killed, but at least two were in serious condition. One man was arrested. In a statement, the Clubhouse Music Venue said it provided the same security it has been using for the past seven years following another shooting. The statement also said the last time Hussle performed at the venue, there were no incidents. (My Fox Phoenix)

Details of the shooting landed online heading into the weekend.

Hundreds of concert-goers waiting outside an Arizona nightclub for a hip-hop show fled in panic as shooting erupted involving three gunmen, leaving at least 14 people wounded. Police arrested one suspect and were hunting two others. Two of those wounded late Friday night in the Phoenix suburb of Tempe were in serious condition, while the 12 others had relatively minor injuries, authorities said. (Boston Herald)

In light of the media craze, Nips released a statement on his Tumblr page.

"My deepest thoughts and sympathies go out to the victims and their families who were affected by the tragic event that took place last night in Arizona, and I pray for the speedy recovery for anyone involved. Contrary to current media reports, it's important note that these shootings did NOT happen inside a venue, concert, or show in which I was booked to perform, and at the time of the incident, I was in my hotel room." (Nip Hussle)

Prior to this statement, the rapper hopped on Twitter to tweet his initial reaction to the situation.

"AZ....y'all gotta be cool man. This sh*t ain't rite.," he tweeted March 3rd. (Nipsey Hussle's Twitter)

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