Lawsuit filed in downtown club shooting | Arkansas Blog

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Lawsuit filed in downtown club shooting

Posted By on Tue, Aug 29, 2017 at 4:09 PM

SHOOTING SCENE: The second floor was home to Power Ultra Lounge, now closed.
  • SHOOTING SCENE: The second floor was home to Power Ultra Lounge, now closed.
KARK has a news release from a local law firm that is seeking damages from operators of the Power Ultra Lounge for injuries suffered by someone in the club when shooting began July 1 and ultimately left 25 wounded.

Lawyer Josh Gillispie said his client, Patrick Hardy, was shot in the arm and then injured further when he jumped from a second-floor window to escape. He's seeking compensatory damages for injuries and lost wages and also punitive damages. The suit says operators of the Power Ultra Lounge, now closed, operated a nightclub without proper zoning and licenses.

Gillispie provides a narrative worthy of Mickey Spillane on events involving his client:

Gunfire suddenly breaks out mid-song from seemingly every direction, as Plaintiff sits watching the show;

The crowd erupts into panic and chaos;

Terrified patrons chaotically search for exits;

A bullet strikes Plaintiff in his arm;

The single stairwell leading to the ground floor quickly swells with bodies and becomes clogged;

The single fire escape is flooded with terrified people as well.

Bodies slam violently together in the desperate push towards safety.

People are trampled.

Muzzles flash and bullets fly from all directions.

Plaintiff hears the “pop, pop, pop” of gunfire.

He hears shrieks of terror and screams of pain.

He sees the clogged and impassable exits.

He sees blood and writhing bodies on the floor.

He hears “pop, pop, pop.”

He jumps from the second story window onto an awning, landing on his right side.

This day, July 1, is Plaintiff’s 29th birthday. 

Tags: , , , ,

From the ArkTimes store



Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

  • IHOP coming down, but .....

    I always scan the Little Rock City Board for items of interest this week and this one caught my eye: A zoning measure required by a proposal to tear down the IHOP at Markham and University.
    • Apr 30, 2016
  • Payday lenders on the march at legislature

    Payday lenders are working hard to get legislative cover for the reintroduction of their usurious loan business to Arkansas. Some are fighting back.
    • Mar 10, 2017
  • LR speakers blast state board for double standard

    A series of speakers, beginning with Sen. Joyce Elliott, denounced what they saw as a hidden agenda favoring charter schools at the state Department of Education and asked the state Board of Education for return of local control.
    • May 12, 2016

Most Shared

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments



© 2017 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation