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Nightclub shooting sparks outrage among Murray Hill neighbors

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Updated: 2/17 11:52 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A weekend shooting at Fat Kat Lounge on Edgewood Avenue is sparking outrage among neighbors and business owners, who say it's not the first time a shooting has taken place at the club.

Roy Graham has lived in Murray Hill for the past two years. He said the popular nightclub is trouble. 

"It's about the third or fourth time it happens," said Graham.

Dozens of Jacksonville Sheriff's Office squad cars surrounded the club Sunday morning. According to the JSO, more than 200 people were inside when the shots rang out.

"It's pretty jammed up here in these parking spaces in the evening," said Darlene Sellers, a neighbor.

According to the JSO, the shooting happened around 4 a.m., one person was killed and four were injured in the hail of gunfire. The JSO said it's still searching for whoever is responsible.

Less than 24 hours later, a shooting at Club Lava in Arlington left three people injured Monday morning. That's a total of seven people hurt and one person killed.

In Murray Hill, neighbors said something has to be done to make sure it doesn't happen again.

"All it takes is a stray bullet to hit somebody and the stray bullet does not have a name," said Graham.
Action News spoke to several nearby business owners, who did not want to go on camera but said they're concerned the violence is driving away business. Calls to the owner of the Fat Kat building were not immediately returned.
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