Shooting Outside Arizona Club Leaves 14 Wounded

Macomb Daily, March 4, 2012

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.

“People were running in all different directions, and some people were trying to force their way into the bar to get away,” police spokesman Lt. Mike Horn said. “It was incredibly chaotic, and understandably so. Again, we’re just fortunate that no one was killed.”


Witness Paul Butler was among the crowd lined up to get into the club to hear Los Angeles rapper Nipsey Hussle perform. Butler told KTVK-TV that he heard a series of pops as the gunfire erupted.


The man in custody is one of three who opened fire at one another after they began arguing as a crowd of at least 250 people lined up at The Clubhouse Music Venue, Horn said. {snip}

Horn said all three men are believed to be affiliated with Phoenix-area gangs. He asked for the public’s help in identifying the two still at large.


Hussle never took the stage for the midnight show but tweeted after the shooting: “Az  . . . . y’all gotta be cool man. This . . . ain’t rite.”


There have been problems at the club in the past, Horn said, including a 2007 fatal shooting that remains unsolved. Police worked with the club owner then after learning he was turning over his business to promoters for events, believing the owner was absolving himself of responsibility for anything that happened, Horn said. Police followed up with the owner about a year and a half ago, to make sure he was providing adequate security.

That may not have been in place late Friday, Horn said. Some witnesses told police that some people in line refused to be searched for weapons.


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  • Hip-hop ? Who’s surprised ?

  • anarchyst

    Sometimes the “human garbage” has to be “disposed of”. . .

  • Nipsey Hussle? Damn I wish I coulda been there!

  • “Police are hunting the suspects, described as black men wearing dark clothing, who fled from the club on East Broadway Road on foot.”   


    Even in a state where Blacks are an infinitesimal minority. 

    A state inundated with hundreds of thousands (perhaps millions) of third world invaders, Blacks have managed to distinguish themselves.

    There is no question Blacks are determined remain on the bottom rung of social development.

    Black people, you have truly distinguished yourselves as being superlative purveyors of low class, underworld degeneracy.

    Bravo black people, Bravo 

    • bluffcreek1967

      Yes, aren’t they just wonderful!? Wherever they live or congregate, good things are sure to follow!

  • Marc B.

    MSM is not reporting this particular bleeds/leads story, but I am not surprised at the news blackout. 

  • Nipsey Hussle? I’m not even going to ask…..

  • Detroit_WASP

    Nipsey RUSSELL was “one of the good ones” (actors that is)

  • This is the latest incident of violence during  a rap music concert. Nipsey Hustle is a play on the name of comedian Nipsey Russell.

  • As I have been told, one of the unfortunate side effects of SB 1070 is that Southern California blacks now have the false notion that blacks are leaving Arizona, so they’re moving in thinking they’re “replacing” them.  These might be ex-SoCal blacks, but since this happened in Tempe, these might be ASU students.

  • JackKrak

    Yes, the trouble was caused by “concert-goers”.

    And Rodney King was a “motorist”.

  •  Guess the Race! I guessed black. Oh yippee, right again.

    At least the journalist and the editor had the stones to say that the suspects were black. Though with a crime like this, what else would they have been?

  • See, this is more of that intelligence, wit, awesome wordplay and musical ability we have to celebrate. Did you see how that guy took Nipsey Russell and made it Nipsey HUSTLE?!?!

    Wow, how do the eggplants ever come up with that genius wordplay? Cuz see, Hustle sounds like Russell and dats what he do, baby. Everyday he be hustlin.’ Dante and Petrarca, Chaucer and Shakespeare, STEP ASIDE.


  • Screamin

     True, and they’ve opened every show I’ve seen with “We are Motorhead and We’re Gonna Kick Your A**.”