'Last Call' after club shooting

May 26, 2010 8:57:25 PM PDT
After a shooting incident on Monday that injured two people at the Envy Ultra Bar and Lounge the state ABC Commission is suspending the club's alcohol permits.Officials say the Raleigh bar has created an ongoing hazardous environment for the public.

In addition to the recent shooting, sworn affidavits from the Raleigh Police Department and the state Alcohol Law Enforcement Division allege that there have been multiple stabbings, cuttings, assaults, gunfire and weapons violations at the business in 2009 and 2010.

In April, the State ABC Commission announced the Last Call -- a cooperative initiative with local law enforcement and ALE -- that streamlines the process for suspending alcohol permits of violent bars and clubs. In recent months, the state ABC Commission has suspended alcohol permits in other communities where instances of violence have posed a substantial threat to public safety, but this is the first instance of a "Last Call" summary suspension since the program was formally launched in April.

Send pictures | Classifieds | Report A Typo |  Send Tip |  Get Alerts
Most Popular  |  Follow abc11 on Twitter  |  abc11 on Facebook


Load Comments