- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 28, 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A Providence nightclub where two men were shot over the weekend will remain closed as a hearing before the city’s Board of Licenses continues.

The board began the hearing Monday to determine whether to take action against Club Karma. Penalties can range from a fine to license revocation. The proceeding is set to resume Thursday.

The club has been the scene of several violent incidents in recent years.

Police say two reputed gang members from Massachusetts were shot inside the club early Saturday morning and are recovering. No arrests have been announced.

Karma co-owner Peter Petrarca argued at the hearing that police testimony about the shooting is hearsay and shouldn’t be admitted. He says the club will fire its security team if it’s proven that regulations or laws were violated.


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