One person was shot and several people were detained at World Nightclub in Charlotte early Monday, after staff member got into an “altercation” with the entourage of Atlanta-based rapper #Trouble.
The disruption started around 2 a.m. inside World Nightclub, when staff members tried to prevent someone associated with the rapper from drinking liquor straight from a bottle, according to WCNC. Drinking liquor from the bottle in a club is forbidden by state law, the station reported.
Club employees and the performer’s group then began fighting and shots were fired. A police report identified the shooting victim as Timothy Royster, a 26-year-old security guard at the club. Thomas Newman, 21, was arrested on an outstanding fugitive warrant from Georgia charging him with receiving stolen property, according to the CMPD news release. Francis Williams, 31, was charged with possession of a stolen firearm.
It wasn’t made clear if the rapper Trouble was involved in the fight. The wounded nightclub employee was shot in the back and his injuries were listed as serious. Five guns were also found on the scene. #AllAccessWithChyna