Epic nightclub owner looks to limit violence

by Anne Millerbernd

Following a shooting inside downtown Minneapolis' Epic nightclub earlier this month, one of the club's owners hinted that the club will put limitations on the types of acts allowed to perform at the venue, news sources report.

Ned Abdul is the owner and president of Swervo Development Corp., which owns the property in which Epic is located. Abdul said in a letter to tenants that the club’s ability to host events that draw concerns of violence will be limited, according to the Star Tribune. The act performing when the shooting occurred was Mario Mims, better known by his fans as Yo Gotti. Mims is known for the violent nature of his songs.

Tyrone Washington, Jr., 27, was shot inside the nightclub and then taken out to the sidewalk where he died shortly after 1 a.m. on Nov. 3, according to the Pioneer Press.