SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — A San Jose nightclub where five people were shot at a private party hosted by popular R&B singer Chris Brown will has had its liquor and entertainment licenses suspended, police announced on Thursday.
The San Jose Police Sgt. Heather Randol said the Fiesta Nightclub was warned to take extra security measures before the Brown event because of an August 24th shooting that wounded three at a party Brown emceed in West Hollywood.READ MORE: 'The Long Good-Bye'; New Hope In The Battle Against Alzheimer’s Disease
City business license records and the Santa Clara County Office of the Clerk-Recorder indicate the owner of the nightclub is San Jose resident Katia Reyes.
“What it comes down to is there was inadequate security at the event,” Randol said. “A gun got inside. The fact that five people were shot weighs into this.”
The Police Department ordered the suspension of the club’s entertainment permit while the state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control suspended the license to serve alcohol, said Randol said.
The 60-day suspensions at the club at 3840 Monterey Highway begin Friday.
At about 1:30 a.m. Sunday, Brown was in the middle of performing his first song at the nightclub when gunshots rang out. Brown’s security team ushered the singer to safety as the crowd went into a frenzy, scrambling to get out of the club.READ MORE: Bay Area Motorists Suffering From Gas Pump Sticker Shock As Prices Continue To Soar
The five people who were shot all suffered injuries that were not life-threatening.
The lack of security that allowed a person with a gun into the establishment “is the responsibility of the owner,” said Randol.
A previously-scheduled concert at the Fiesta for Friday has been cancelled, Randol said.
Police have questioned a number of people but do not have any suspects in the shooting.
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