Lorain Police report two more shot outside troubled nightspot

Posted at 11:33 PM, Jan 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-09 18:08:32-05

Lorain Police report two more people were shot outside Club Luna on East 28, on January 6th, after police said an argument that started inside the club continued outside the business.

Police identified the victims as 21-year-old Darin Sturgill, and 24-year-old Bruce Kidd, both are from Lorain.

Lorain City Councilman Angel Arroyo told News 5 the club has been a problem for more than year, and pointed to more than 100 calls for Lorain Police to respond to that location in the past 18 months.

Arroyo said Lorain City Council voted in the summer of 2017 to have the club's liquor license revoked, but police had difficulties in serving papers to the club owner, and a Dec. 21 state liquor control board hearing had to be delayed until January 9th.

Arroyo credited Lorain Police with saving the lives of the two victims, working to stop their bleeding until emergency units could arrive at the scene.

Arroyo said he wants to work with the owner of the club, but if the owner doesn't cooperate, Arroyo said he and other leaders will continue working to close down the location.

"We want to close him down, we want his liquor license removed," said Arroyo.

"The city is not taking it anymore, the citizens of Lorain won't take it anymore. But my hand is out to him, if he's willing work with me, I will do what I can do to help him keep his establishment open."

News 5 was unable to reach the owner of the club for comment on the weekend shooting, or the upcoming liquor control hearing.

News 5 first reported on issues at the club in July of 2017.