Shooting ends LA Guns concert early. 16 year old arrested.
This could’ve been worse, good to see everyone was okay.
This below is from Phil Lewis of LA Guns.
Back at the hotel early tonight on account of our show getting abruptly shut down because a gun fight erupting adjacent to the stage. Up until that point the day was peachy, county fair kind of thing Kiddy rides funnel cakes etc in the parking lot of the quest center in Omaha NB. We hit the stage at 10 pm and the place was rocking, All age gig, tons of kids up front lots of fans that always show up when ever we play, great stage sound and lights. Perfect. Until I noticed during ‘Over the edge’ three songs in to our set a stampede of at least a hundred people running through the crowd from right too left at full panic speed closely followed by cops and security giving the cut throat stop the show signal that took a moment to sink in before we quit playing and within seconds several cops with guns drawn formed a blanket around us and whisked us back to the dressing room.
The stage is now a crime scene and even though I promised we’d be back we obviously weren’t able to finish our set. Turns out a bunch of gang bangers opened fire on each other over by the rides and of course all hell broke loose I’ve never seen anything like it. Ironic, Last night we played in a corn field in the middle of Iowa for ten thousand bikers and not a single cop and there was no trouble at all and tonight things turned so ugly in a heartbeat at a wholesome labor day party.
Were all fine and I don’t think anybody from our crowd got hurt. Props to the cops, I hate to think what could have happened if they hadn’t acted so quickly. As we were leaving there were helicopters flying over the arena and a hundred police cars surrounding the perimeter. If we find anything I’ll let you know.
Wow. crazy shit.
This was also posted on KMTV.com
According to KMTV. com, a 16-year-old is in custody after police say more than 10 shots were fired Sunday night (August 31) in the parking lot outside the Qwest Center in Omaha, Nebraska where L.A. GUNS (featuring singer Phil Lewis) was performing. No one was injured.
The shots were fired about 10:50 p.m., about an hour before Septemberfest was supposed to shut down for the night. Witnesses tell police the shots came from gunfire exchanged between two cars. Members of the gang unit reportedly spotted the person firing and nabbed him. Six people in all were questioned; a police spokesperson says only the 16-year-old was arrested.
Read more and watch video report from WOWT. com.