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Private club license of lounge suspended after shooting near establishment

Spokesman for West Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Administration says private club license of Chuck City Lounge on Lee Street East in Charleston has been suspended for 10 days after a weekend shooting near the lounge. (MGN Online)

The private club license of a downtown lounge in Charleston has been suspended for a 10-day cooling off period after two people were shot in the area of the establishment.

West Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Commissioner Fred Wooton took the action Sunday against Chuck City Lounge, agency spokesman Gig Robinson said Monday.

The agency is working with the Charleston Police Department, and the duration of the suspension against the lounge – located in the 700 block of Lee Street East - could change, depending on the results of the investigation.

Charleston police are searching for the suspect in the early morning shooting Sunday that left two people injured.

Michelle Dunlap, 41, of Charleston was shot in the leg and abdomen, and Terrance Reeves, 27, of Charleston was shot in the leg about 2:30 a.m. in the area of the lounge, Charleston police said. Neither of their injuries are believed to be life-threatening.

Police said the victims reported there had been a fight inside Chuck City Lounge and when they exited they heard gunfire coming from the front of the lounge, possibly coming from the parking lot across the street.

Police found multiple shell casings at the scene.

Anyone with information about the shooting should call the Charleston Police Department at 304-348-6480.

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