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Tempe Police Arrest Suspect in Clubhouse Shooting, Will Also Investigate Music Venue Itself



See also: Shooting at Nipsey Hussle Concert in Tempe Last Night Injures 13 People. Suspects Still at Large
Tempe police have arrested one suspect and are currently searching for two others in connection with last night's massive shooting outside of the Clubhouse Music Venue during a hip-hop concert.

According to Lieutenant Mike Horn, who briefed the media this afternoon, an unidentified male was taken into custody near the Tempe club in the hours after the incident occurred on Friday evening. Two African-American male suspects are still being sought for questioning.

Horn says three suspects opened fire about 11:30 p.m. amid a crowd of around 300 people attempting to get into the Clubhouse for a concert by rapper Nipsey Hussle. The shooting is believed to be gang related and was sparked by an altercation between members of rival Phoenix crews. Fourteen people were wounded, including two in serious but stable condition and one who came forward for treatment this afternoon.

Horn also says police and City of Tempe officials are investigating whether the Clubhouse had proper security measures in place for the hip-hop event.

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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.