City Wants Nightclub Shut Down After Shooting

BOSTON (CBS) – Four people were shot outside a nightclub in the Theater District early Friday morning.

It happened around 2 a.m. near ‘Venu’ on Warrenton Street.

In a letter to Venu’s general manager, Tommy Montgomery,  the Licensing Board asked him to “voluntarily and temporarily cease all operations” until the Boston Police concludes its investigation.

Montgomery says the club will be open Friday night as planned.

WBZ-TV’s Jonathan Elias reports

“The information that we have at this point in time is that the shooting occurred outside, but the victims were all inside the club, so it happened as they were exiting,” Police Commissioner Ed Davis told WBZ NewsRadio 1030.

Davis said all four victims were “transported to area hospitals and luckily no one is in life-threatening condition as far as the wounds are concerned.”

Their ages are 23, 25, 31 and 33.

“We also have recovered a firearm from the area that we believe is involved. We’re running ballistic tests on that today.”

Mikayla Alford, 21, of Brockton was arrested for unlawful possession of a firearm shortly after the shooting. Police do not believe the arrest is connected to the shooting.

“This is a troubled location,” Davis said.

“We’ve had a lot of difficulty with that particular bar. We’re going to be looking at that very closely today.”

Related: I-Team: Noisy Boston Bar Patrons

  • Anonymous

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  • Over200Videos

    They need to shut it down.

    Violence like this is going on all over the U/S.

    It’s a sad situation…..

    What’s the world coming to?

  • Ricardo

    the club has nothing to do with the shooting, they have great security….if you shut it down these people will go somewhere else….why not support a law that enforces stronger gun control instead of shutting down another business I.T.E.

    • JohnC

      Ricardo, It is my understanding that there has been one arrest in this incident. The person arrested was not the shooter, but the charge was for an illegal gun. Why do we need stronger gun laws? The gun was already illegal. If people will not obey the already-adequate laws, what makes you think that even more laws will help. I believe that it is already illegal to shoot another person in Massachusetts. That law was not obeyed either. Why is it that some people think that passing a law will make a problem go away?

  • Katrín Baldvinsdóttir

    Þetta gerðist fyrir utan hótelið okkar í Boston! Við heyrðum 6-8 byssuskot og þutum út í glugga og urðum vitni af því þegar fjöldi lögreglu- og sjúkrabíla þutu um göturnar í kringum hótelið. Mjög ógnvekjandi, fjórir særðir… veit ekki meir. En fyrr um kvöldið hafði brunabjalla farið í gang á hótelinu og þurfti fólk að fara út af hótelinu vegna vatns. Allt í gangi í Boston!

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