Memphis rapper who was performing at a nightclub in Arkansas where 28 people were wounded in a shooting has been arrested.
Ricky Hampton, known as Finese 2Tymes, was arrested on one night after the shooting that took place in an Arkansas nightclub, police confirmed on Twitter.
Authorities have said there is no connection between his arrest and Saturday’s mass shooting at the Power Ultra Lodge in Little Rock, Arkansas, where suspects opened fire, injuring dozens of victims.
“No arrests have been made in the mass shooting.” they said, confirming that the incident is seemingly carried out by a gang.
The 25-year-old rapper of Memphis and another man were arrested by US Marshals at the Side Effects Club in Birmingham, where Finese 2Tymes had performances on Sunday.
Hampton’s Facebook page on Saturday posted a message that reads, “The violence is not for the club people.” The message was supposed to support the victims of the shooting.
“We all come with one motive at the end of the day, and that’s to have fun.” it added.
The Mayor of Little Rock announced on Saturday the nightclub had been closed following the incident, and that all 28 victims were not fatally injured.
“My heart is broken this morning. My prayers are with the victims of this tragedy. We are committed to doing everything possible to bring safety to our city.” he said in a statement.
Mayor Mark Stodola also said the city must “keep guns out of the hands of the wrong people” and suggested that people should not support or head to clubs that promote violence.
He also criticised Finese 2Tymes’ advertising material as he was seen holding a gun in one of his advertisements.
“A promotional video with a gun on the front cover inviting people to a concert … should also be totally unacceptable in our community.” the mayor said.
Little Rock Police Chief Kenton Buckner confirmed that were several shooting suspects following the incident, adding that the injuries are not severe.