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(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) — At least 25 people were shot in a nightclub in Little Rock, Arkansas, early Saturday morning and three others suffered unrelated injuries, police said.

One of the injured was initially listed in critical condition, but later updated to stable after the shooting at Power Ultra Lounge in the state’s capital city around 2:30 a.m. CT. The other injuries did not appear to be life-threatening, according to the Little Rock Police Department.

The wounded were transported to various hospitals in the area.

Later Saturday morning, the Little Rock Police Department wrote on Twitter: “At this time, all are expected to survive.”

#UPDATE our victim in the mass shooting that was critical has been upgraded to STABLE. Please call MC with info at 371-4660.

— Little Rock Police (@LRpolice) July 1, 2017

#UPDATE 28 injured in the W 6th Street Shooting, 25 from GSW’s and 3 from unrelated injuries. At this time, ALL are expected to survive.

— Little Rock Police (@LRpolice) July 1, 2017

Police said there was a dispute during a concert at the nightclub and an exchange of gunfire occurred.

There was no immediate information about suspects, but police said the incident did not appear to be an active shooter or connected to terrorism.

We do NOT believe this incident was an active shooter or terror related incident. It appears to have been a dispute at a concert.

— Little Rock Police (@LRpolice) July 1, 2017

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson issued a statement noting what he called Little Rock’s growing “crime problem.”

“Little Rock’s crime problem appears to be intensifying. Every few days it seems a high-profile shooting dominates the news, culminating with this morning’s event,” Hutchinson said. “We are still gathering facts, but it is clear that we need to have a comprehensive enforcement strategy in place that helps take the violent threats off the streets. The state will participate and bring assets to the table to support local law enforcement efforts.”

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