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Providence nightclub temporarily shutters following shooting

April 1, 2019

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Providence Board of Licenses has temporarily closed a city nightclub following an outburst of gunfire over the weekend.

Board Chair Dylan Conley says the board used its emergency powers to order Lovera VIP closed for 72 hours during a special meeting Sunday afternoon. According to police, six men got into an argument when leaving the club at about 2 a.m. Sunday and shots were fired outside.

Investigators said a bullet hit a security guard’s jacket, but the guard was not injured. The nightclub will be closed for three days pending a police investigation.

The Board of Licenses is expected to take up the matter again on Wednesday.