Liquor License Remains Suspended For Little Rock Club Where Mass Shooting Occurred

Jul 10, 2017

The Power Ultra Lounge in hours after the shooting on July 1.
Credit Michael Hibblen / KUAR News

The liquor license of a Little Rock nightclub where a shooting during a rap concert left 28 people injured will remain suspended. The Arkansas Alcohol Beverage Control informed nightclub owner Herman Lewis on Monday that the license will remain suspended pending an investigation of potential violations. Power Ultra Lounge's liquor license was suspended soon after the July 1 shooting during a concert by rapper Ricky Hampton, also known as Finese2Tymes Lewis did not testify during the Monday hearing. His attorney previously told The Associated Press his client wouldn't fight the closure of his club by city officials and said he's cooperating with law enforcement. The club was closed under a criminal abatement program. Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced last week a multi-agency task force to help combat violence in Little Rock.