Guns recovered during Memphis rapper’s arrest

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a Little Rock nightclub:

1:30 p.m.

Authorities say firearms were recovered in Birmingham, Alabama, during the arrest of a rapper whose concert in Little Rock became the site of a shooting that left 28 people injured.

The U.S. Marshals Service says Ricky Hampton of Memphis, Tennessee, also known as Finese2Tymes, was arrested early Sunday on charges unrelated to the nightclub shooting in Little Rock. He was arrested at a club in Birmingham where he was performing.

Little Rock Police Lt. Steven McClanahan says several firearms were seized by federal authorities when Hampton was arrested on aggravated assault with a gun charges from Forrest City in eastern Arkansas.

McClanahan says the firearms will be sent to a crime lab in Arkansas to determine whether they were used in the shooting at the Power Ultra Lounge.

9:35 a.m.

Authorities say a rapper whose concert in Little Rock became the site of a shooting that left 28 people injured has been arrested on unrelated assault charges.

The U.S. Marshals Service says Ricky Hampton of Memphis, Tennessee, also known as Finese2Tymes, was arrested with another man early Sunday at a club in Birmingham, Alabama, where he was performing.

The U.S. Marshals Service said Hampton was wanted on aggravated assault with a gun charges from Forrest City in eastern Arkansas. In a tweet, the Little Rock police said no arrests have been made in connection with the mass shooting early Saturday.

Twenty-five people between the ages of 16 and 35 suffered gunshot wounds, and three others were hurt, following the shooting at the Power Ultra Lounge early Saturday.

City officials intend to shut down the club. State regulators suspended the club’s liquor license Saturday and its landlord later posted an eviction notice.

8:35 a.m.

Authorities say a rapper whose concert in Little Rock became the site of a shooting that left 28 people injured has been arrested on unrelated charges.

The U.S. Marshals Service says Ricky Hampton of Memphis, Tennessee, also known as Finese2Tymes, was arrested with another man early Sunday at a club in Birmingham, where he was performing.

Booking records show Hampton was arrested on a “fugitive from justice” warrant. Little Rock police said Hampton was detained on charges pending from Forrest City in eastern Arkansas. In a tweet, the Little Rock police said no arrests have been made in connection with the mass shooting early Saturday.

Twenty-five people between the ages of 16 and 35 suffered gunshot wounds, and three others were hurt, following the shooting at the Power Ultra Lounge early Saturday.

City officials intend to shut down the club. State regulators suspended the club’s liquor license Saturday and its landlord later posted an eviction notice.

8:15 a.m.

Alabama jail records show that rapper Finese 2Tymes was arrested in Birmingham the night after a shooting at one of his concerts in Little Rock, Arkansas, left 28 people injured.

The inmate roster shows that Ricky Hampton of Memphis, Tennessee, also known as Finese2Tymes, was arrested early Sunday. The U.S. Marshals Service says Hampton and another man were arrested at the Side Effects Club in Birmingham, where he was performing.

The Marshals Service says the men were arrested on a “fugitive from justice” warrant. It’s not yet clear whether the arrests are related to the shooting, but Little Rock’s police chief previously had said Hampton had outstanding charges in Arkansas.

Twenty-five people between the ages of 16 and 35 suffered gunshot wounds, and three others were hurt, following the shooting at the Power Ultra Lounge early Saturday.

City officials intend to shut down the club. State regulators suspended the club’s liquor license Saturday and its landlord later posted an eviction notice.

12:20 a.m.

Little Rock’s police chief credits the quick work of first responders for there being no fatalities after 28 people were injured in a shooting at a rap concert.

Police Chief Kenton Buckner also says the shooting early Saturday inside the Power Ultra Lounge may be gang-related.

Twenty-five people suffered gunshot wounds and three others were hurt. Police say two people were in critical condition as of Saturday afternoon.

City officials say they will move Monday to shut down the club under a “criminal abatement” program. State regulators suspended the club’s liquor license on Saturday.

About 100 people gathered at a Little Rock church on Saturday night for a candlelight vigil, and Mayor Mark Stodola sat in the front row.

Robert Holt, president of Let Our Violence End and pastor at Healing Waters Outreach Center, told the crowd at the vigil, “God bless our first responders.”