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Chattanooga seeks to close club where 3 shot dead in 3 years

October 12, 2019

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The city of Chattanooga has asked a judge to declare a local night club a public nuisance following the third fatal shooting at the site in three years.

The request is an attempt to close Coyote Jack’s Saloon, which opened in 2015.

The Times Free Press reports the city took legal action as the state moved to revoke the business’s liquor license and property owners terminated the lease agreement.

Earlier this month, 19-year-old Brandon Rogers was shot and killed in the club’s patio.

The city filed the petition Friday in Hamilton Chancery Court.

Chattanooga Police say they have been called to the address 470 times since the club opened its doors in January 2015. Ten people have been shot there since 2016, three of whom died.

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Information from: Chattanooga Times Free Press, http://www.timesfreepress.com