The Latest: Little Rock club performer faces weapons charge

The Latest on a shooting that injured more than two dozen people at a Little Rock nightclub (all times local):

2:40 p.m.

Federal prosecutors say a rapper shot someone in the neck while leaving a different Arkansas club just days before headlining a Little Rock concert where a shooting left 28 people injured.

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Arkansas said Monday that a complaint has been filed against 25-year-old Ricky Hampton, also known as Finese2Tymes, for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

U.S. Attorney's Office spokeswoman Paulette Chappelle says the Memphis, Tennessee, rapper pointed and fired an "AK-style pistol" at someone in a vehicle he believed was blocking his way on June 25 as Hampton was trying to drive away from a club in Forrest City, Arkansas.

The shooting that left 28 people hurt happened Saturday at Little Rock's Power Ultra Lounge.


12:45 p.m.

Newly released 911 calls show a panicked, chaotic scene after shots were fired inside a downtown Little Rock nightclub over the weekend, injuring more than two dozen people.

More than a dozen people called 911 after Saturday's shooting at the Power Ultra Lounge. Screams could be heard in the background in some calls, and no one could identify the shooter when asked by 911 operators.

In one call, a shooting victim from the club was reported at a fast food restaurant several blocks away from the nightclub. In another, a woman tells the dispatcher that she's providing medical assistance to a man who had been shot in the leg.

The recordings of the calls were released to The Associated Press on Monday via an open records request.


12:40 a.m.

A rapper whose concert in Little Rock was the site of a shooting that left 28 people injured has been arrested on unrelated assault charges while outside an Alabama club where he was performing just 24 hours later.

Twenty-five-year-old Ricky Hampton of Memphis, Tennessee, also known as Finese 2Tymes, was arrested Sunday on outstanding charges of aggravated assault with a gun out of Forrest City in eastern Arkansas, the U.S. Marshals Service says.

Little Rock Police Lt. Steven McClanahan says no arrests have been made in the shooting early Saturday at the Power Ultra Lounge in Little Rock where 25 people between the ages of 16 and 35 suffered gunshot wounds, and three others were hurt afterward.