2 shot at Fayetteville nightclub; suspects on the run

Truth Bar & Lounge, which police referred to as Big Shots Nightclub. Photo by Nate Rodgers/WNCN
Truth Bar & Lounge, which police referred to as Big Shots Nightclub. Photo by Nate Rodgers/WNCN

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WNCN) — Two people were shot in the parking lot outside a Fayetteville nightclub Sunday morning, police said.

Fayetteville police officers responded to a nightclub at 5112 Yadkin Road at approximately 2:15 a.m. in response to a shooting in the parking lot.  Police said the nightclub was called Big Shots, but signs on the building all say Truth Bar & Lounge.

A preliminary investigation shows that an altercation began inside the club and staff started to everyone leave the business. When those who were inside began to exit into the parking lot, an unknown suspect, or suspects, began firing into the parking lot. A woman who was walking to her car was shot in the leg by one of the fired rounds, police said. The woman was transported to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center where she’s listed in good condition.

While officers were at the scene, they learned that a second victim had been shot in the chest and driven to the hospital. The man was able to speak with officers and is listed in fair condition, police said.

The names of the victims are being withheld because the suspects are on the run and are considered armed and dangerous, police said.

Detectives are currently investigating the shooting and are asking anyone who was at the nightclub to contact them.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting at the nightclub is asked to contact Detective A. Freeborough with the Fayetteville Police Department at (910) 703-1301 or Crimestoppers at (910) 483-TIPS (8477).  Crimestoppers information can also be submitted electronically, by visiting am and completing the anonymous online tip sheet or by text-a-tip on your mobile device by sending a message to 274637 (in the text box type “4Tip” followed by your message).

 

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