BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — The City of Buffalo has shut down a nightclub after a shooting happened nearby.
Police tell News 4 the violence began inside Impulse Nightclub on Washington Street, when a fight broke out late Friday night. A short time later, JaQuan Smith was shot outside of that club.
Police say Smith was treated at the hospital and released, but city leaders agreed something needed to be done about the violence.
Mayor Byron Brown issued a cease and desist order to the club on Saturday night.
This is the third Buffalo establishment the city has shut down. In January and December, city leaders closed Mangoz and Habibi Sheesha Hookah Lounge on Elmwood Avenue.
Mayor Brown tells News 4 he won’t hesitate to close businesses that have a history of putting the community’s safety at risk.
“If there are incidents at business establishments in the community that have a negative impact on the safety of the community, we will move very swiftly to shut those businesses down,” said Brown.
Mayor Brown says he will continue this pattern and take action against any business if he feels puts people’s safety is in jeopardy.