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Police: 6 shot, including 2 officers, at Gastonia nightclub

Published: Nov. 13, 2020 at 9:51 AM EST
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GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) - Police say six people, including two police officers, were shot during a nightclub brawl in North Carolina.

The Gastonia Police Department said in a statement that the shooting erupted Thursday night at Remedies Nightclub in Gastonia after the two officers who were working off-duty at the club attempted to de-escalate the fight. Authorities say both officers and the other four people who were shot sustained non-life threatening injuries.

Police say two suspects, Alonzo Lewis Hamilton and Allen Slaughter, were arrested and charged with six felony counts each of assault with deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

It was not immediately clear if Hamilton and Slaughter had an attorney.

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