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13 hurt in US nightclub shooting

2012-03-03 14:35

Los Angeles - Thirteen people were wounded at a nightclub in Tempe in the US state of Arizona when shooting erupted during a rap music concert, police said early on Saturday.

"At this point, Tempe police officers and detectives have identified 13 shooting victims from the incident," Tempe Police Department spokesperson Sergeant Steve Carbajal said in a statement.

"Two victims are in serious condition at local hospitals, and none of the victims were fatally injured."

The incident occurred shortly before midnight local time on Friday (07:00 GMT on Saturday) at the popular Clubhouse Music Venue, which entertained the crowd with a rap music concert, Carbajal said.

He said witnesses had reported two black males in dark-coloured clothing fleeing the scene on foot after the shooting.

"Those individuals have not been located at this time," Carbajal said. "Tempe police detectives are currently on scene investigating what led up to the shooting and working on identifying the suspects."

Comments
  • Hermann - 2012-03-03 15:24

    I can't believe this, I just can't. What went wrong, the ethnic identity of the suspects have been given!! Very un-American.

      Khalid - 2012-03-03 18:36

      lol, ye i didnt see it till i read this comment

      Matthew Patrick - 2012-03-03 23:38

      It's so they can be identified. It's the same as disclosing the colour of their eyes or hair.

      Mathilda - 2012-03-04 01:01

      You're wrong about this HermannH. In America, the ethnic identity of suspects are ALWAYS given on the news, how else would people know whom to look for? Oh wait, you must be referring to South Africa where any suspect is referred to as "alleged suspect" and no ethinicity is supplied......

  • Lynda - 2012-03-03 15:25

    guns again.........hmmmmmmm??????

      Hermann - 2012-03-03 17:01

      No Lynda not guns it was PEOPLE!

  • Clifton - 2012-03-03 18:48

    Interesting. Dozens killed in the USA about the same time as this incident by a multi-state storm with tornados all over the place. No headline about that. Our worldview can be so shaped by what news organizations choose to report, or as in the case of the storms, NOT report.

  • Evan Morris - 2012-03-03 18:49

    When your government responds to problems by shooting everything in sight, so will your citizens. The USA leads the world, by far, in spree killings and mass shootings, probably because the US government sets the example.

      Fred - 2012-03-03 18:55

      I agree with your main point, but disagree that the US leads the world in those areas. Surely the extremist Muslims do. They've killed Hundreds of Thousands of civilians, intentionally, with car bombs and suicide attacks. These are the ultimate "spree killings".

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