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More Than Two Dozen People Wounded in Arkansas Night Club Shooting

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An investigator collects evidence near an Arkansas nightclub where police say multiple people were shot, Saturday, July 1, 2017, in Little Rock, Ark.

Police in the Midwestern U.S. state of Arkansas say 25 people were shot Saturday night at a hip hop concert at a night club in the state’s capital, Little Rock.

The shooting came as a result of an argument between two concert attendees, police said, and was not terror-related. All 25 of those shot in the incident are expected to survive.

Little Rock Police Chief Kenton Buckner said a dispute broke out among several people inside the club and there are “probably multiple shooting suspects.”

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson linked the night club shooting to other shootings in the city this week and said Little Rock’s crime problem “appears to be intensifying.”

“Every few days it seems a high profile shooting dominates the news, culminating with this morning's event. I have spoken this morning with (Little Rock Mayor) Mark Stodola and I have offered both my heartfelt concern over this senseless, violent tragedy and state assets as needed to address the continued threat of violence in our community.''

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