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Past police reports show history of violence at Power Ultra Lounge

Channel 7 News requested every police report since a new owner took over the business and started the Power Ultra Lounge in 2013. At that time, serious crimes began occurring at the location of 220 W. 6th Street. (KATV Photo)

It's been nearly two weeks since 28 people were injured in a shooting at the Power Ultra Lounge.

While the mass shooting is certainly the worst crime to happen there, a look into the criminal complaints at the venue reveal other shootings and some indicators of the danger.

Channel 7 News requested every police report since a new owner took over the business and started the Power Ultra Lounge in 2013. At that time, serious crimes began occurring at the location of 220 W. 6th Street.

In late 2013, police responded to a woman punched several times in the face by a man inside the club.

In 2014, two men were sitting in a car outside of the club at two a.m. The car's windows were shot out and they narrowly avoided being shot.

In 2015, police responded to at least three assaults that happened either inside or outside the club where the victims were severely beaten, one woman attacked from behind while she was walking out to her car.

Later that year, a man who had been in the club all night was shot in the back outside of the nightclub. KATV was on the scene for that shooting.

Then in 2016, police responded to the club with a report of shots fired and a woman hit in the face there.

Later in the year, another woman was hit in the face and then another woman told police that a man inside the club showed her a gun and threatened to kill her.

Multiple times Little Rock Police have been called to assist with either overcrowding or to clear the parking lot. On one occasion in 2016, shots were fired down the block as the parking lot was being cleared by police.

In March of this year, there was yet another report of shots fired outside the club.

City Attorney Tom Carpenter told Channel 7 News that problem buildings can be subject to the criminal abatement process, where the city essentially sues to get them out of the building.

Problem businesses and buildings are discussed at what they call "CAT meetings,” where police, fire, zoning and housing gather together to meet. Some problem places they take action against, some they monitor.

The Power Ultra Lounge was not on the city's list, according to Carpenter.

They are reviewing why it was not.

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