WPD: Shootout at nightclub may be retaliation after earlier dispute


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Submitted: Wed, 11/06/2013 - 1:49pm
Updated: Wed, 11/06/2013 - 4:46pm
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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Police are investigating a shootout that happened just outside a Wilmington nightclub, where they say bullet holes were found in the side of the club’s private building while customers were inside.

It happened just before 4:30 a.m. Wednesday when Wilmington Police got a call about a shooting at Mya’s Club in the 3400 block of Wrightsville Avenue.

Police say investigators found multiple holes in the side of the building, and even more in the side of cars parked there. Police say though several customers were inside the club when the shots were fired, but no one was hurt.

Lt. Blanton with the Wilmington Police Department says investigators believe the shootout is likely some sort of retaliation related to a call they responded to earlier last night.

He says the first call police responded to was about a disturbance at the club. Blanton says other officers investigated the first call, but believes there was a dispute there before the shots were fired.

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