Augusta nightclub shooting being investigated

Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009 3:52 PM
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Police are investigating a double shooting that occurred early this morning at an Augusta night club that officials say has been plagued by criminal activity.

The shootings took place at Club Platinum, located at the 1500 block of North Leg Road. Richmond County sheriff's Investigator Sean Cochran said two groups of "young adults" got into a fight and were asked to leave. He said that once in the parking lot, two people were shot and were later taken to Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

He said they were in stable condition. Investigator Cochran said the names of those injured are not being released, and there were no details on who might have fired the shots.

"The invesitgation is still ongoing," he said.

Club Platinum owners have previously gone before county commissioners concerning other incidents there and had offered to provide added security to avoid losing their license. In August, a shooting occurred in the club's parking lot, marking the third such incident there in two years.

And in November, police said a 19-year-old woman told them she had been held at gunpoint after attempting to leave the club.

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My_2nd
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My_2nd 02/07/09 - 05:12 pm
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wow! a shooting at that

wow! a shooting at that location, who would have ever thought?

Cheech1
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Cheech1 02/07/09 - 05:24 pm
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2nd - That's something ain't

2nd - That's something ain't it? Build a wall around it and issue everybody who enters a handgun and a full clip and pick up the bodies in the morning.

iletuknow
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iletuknow 02/07/09 - 06:02 pm
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PTHS; Great idea! Why not

PTHS; Great idea! Why not expand that program to other areas as well. Known as the Parasite Prevention Program (PPP)

jack
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jack 02/07/09 - 06:07 pm
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Close the joint.

Close the joint.

brinehart7
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brinehart7 02/07/09 - 06:14 pm
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These people need to learn

These people need to learn how to shoot straight.
Now we have to pick up the bills for a hospital stay..

riptide
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riptide 02/07/09 - 07:22 pm
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no big surprise, look at not

no big surprise, look at not only the location, but who patrons all these clubs. Everyone knows the answers, but in todays society it is not politacly correct to mention. There is an over whelming amount of shootings and disturbances generated by a segment of our society in these types of businesses.

apex24
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apex24 02/07/09 - 07:54 pm
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Well, well, well... I guess

Well, well, well... I guess the black commisioners will try to close a white club so they can have a reason to close this rat hole. What Calvin Holland doesn't realize is blacks are killing blacks. He and the black commisioners would rather see a minority keep a license then keep young blacks from killing each other.

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disssman 02/07/09 - 08:01 pm
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My goodness, these punks are

My goodness, these punks are brave to pull this stunt in front of 4 police officers. Either that or the owner broke the law. BTW I'll bet the 19 year old was back in the club the next night. The AC should drop the nice names for these punks and call them what they are. Oh no, I think I hear them coming down my street, Baboom,baboom,baboom,baboom,baboom. Yeah they are about 3 to 6 blocks away but I still hear them. I wonder why the police don't hear them, The way these punks act toward the police is a crying shame, they have no respect for law and order and and show it.

riptide
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riptide 02/07/09 - 08:18 pm
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Out of pure curiosity, I

Out of pure curiosity, I would love to see a statistical chart provided by the sherrifs Department showing a break down of both known white clubs and black clubs with the number of shootings and other disturbances ocurring at each. Bet that won't happen. Wonder why Commissioners? Some how the truth does not set well with todays local, state and federal Government officials. You talk about a white wash job!!!!!!!!

Dark Lord
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Dark Lord 02/07/09 - 08:36 pm
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That's what the Augusta

That's what the Augusta Commissioners get for keeping that BS teen club open. It must be something in it for them. This rat trap is a teen club that has been nothing but a problem from the start. Maybe if their kids, nephews, nieces, or grandkids attended this hole in the wall gateway to a life of crime then they might close it. I hope and pray that it closes forever and all connected to it are put away forever. This is one black club that has absolutely got to go.

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cparker 02/07/09 - 09:22 pm
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apex24... Where were you

apex24... Where were you yesterday when I called you about white drugs dealers? You and your silly white racist friends can't wait to jump on stories about blacks because you are stupid as he** and very racist. You scoured the paper for a story about a black club and never commented one time about whites commiting similiar crimes. I wonder if white folks suggesting blacks kill one another and pick up bodies the next morning would feel so comfortable with people being shot and picked up the next day if it were a bunch silly [filtered word] white fools just like you, patriciathomas, convertedsoutherner, and pretty any white racist that probably is just as deserving of such an end....Right?

riptide
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riptide 02/07/09 - 09:40 pm
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cparker sounds to me like you

cparker sounds to me like you may be afraid of the the truth. Just because people are intelligant enough to see the truth, you lean on the old crutch of color. No one is saying whites don't commit the same crimes, BUT it is a known fact that there is an overly majority of these crimes committed by the minority population. Live with it or get on board to correct it.

cparker
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cparker 02/07/09 - 09:52 pm
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riptide... I agree the club

riptide... I agree the club is a problem and probably should be closed. I have problem with two things here. First, I don't feel comfortable suggesting blacks be given the opportunity to just kill one another and we police up the bodies the next morning unless just as many white racist are in the line of fire. Finally, you obviously failed to read the previous comments that I responded to. I have no problem with anyone bashing blacks as long as they are willing to admit whites are criminals also. Immorality has no race, gender, or address!! Just a few months ago on Washington Rd a white guy stabbed another one to death over a woman. Last year a white man killed his mother and left her body in the yard behind the hedges while he attended his daughters wedding. Yes... I am afraid of the truth!! We as a people have developed a disregard for human life, unless you to are stupid enough to believe that white folks can only die if blacks kill them?

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SargentMidTown 02/07/09 - 11:14 pm
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Two words. Pure trash.

Two words. Pure trash.

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joebowles 02/07/09 - 11:16 pm
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cparker, I will agree with

cparker, I will agree with you that the white race has a major problem with the real "sicko's" of society, ie Jefferey Dammer and Ted Bundy etc... HOWEVER, this club as well as Cream next door have been causing problems for many years. It is in my district and I can't get the 6th vote needed to take action to close this club. I am afraid it will take a sensless murder to get the 6th vote. It's unfortunate that this is happening, but when clubs market to the Gangster rap and vulgar hip hop crowds this is the end result.

SargentMidTown
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SargentMidTown 02/07/09 - 11:23 pm
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Wouldn't it be nice if a drug

Wouldn't it be nice if a drug dealer/crack whore serial killer emerged in Augusta? A "sicko" who made life better for the decent people. Calling all useful serial killers. Seek and destroy drug dealers and crack whores.

apex24
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apex24 02/07/09 - 11:39 pm
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cparker, when will your

cparker, when will your stupid [filtered word] realize blacks commit 78% of the crime and blacks are only 15% of the population. That's staggering even in your ignorant mind. Whites commit plenty of crimes also but just not every day and night. Why don't you get out in the black areas and do something about the young punks and thugs causing problems. And while you're at it tell the brothers to quit planting seeds and running off.

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GnipGnop1 02/08/09 - 01:40 am
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Hate to tell you cparker but

Hate to tell you cparker but the number one killer of black males is black males. I'm not one of the racist posters you are mentioning and I have no problem pointing out white criminals too. Facts are facts.

Simply Lovely
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Simply Lovely 02/08/09 - 02:16 am
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I love hip hop and I am not

I love hip hop and I am not vulgar nor am I violent. I must say though, that when certain other area clubs closed the atmosphere in Cream did change. I always liked that spot. Now I guess on to better places.

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Brad Owens 02/08/09 - 07:33 am
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Joe, I hope this gives you

Joe, I hope this gives you the sixth vote you need. I find it hard to believe that Mrs. Beard would not go along with you on this one. When I had Hale Tiki we had our fair share of shoving matches, a few fist to cuffs fights over 2 years but we never had a shooting or serious injury. Its part of owning a night spot. I remember the club Time Piecez that was on the next block up form me. Thursday nights became 'black college night' there and there was ALWAYS a shooting or HUGE fight there EVERY Thursday. One time after the club closed there was a HUGE fight in Centennial Park across the street and on the base of the Confederate Monument. A 'gangsta' was walking down the street shooting off a pistol in the air! I saw it with my own two eyes. I hustled all our patron inside and called 821-1080 and reported it. Then I got my pistol in case the fight came through my front door. Now, I will not say RACE had anything to do with it but the 'Gangsta' urban culture seems to mean to a certain group that they need to carry guns and cause VIOLENT trouble. I'm not sure if the club is THE problem or the people drawn to the club, but if it was not there, Gangstas wouldn't be there. Close it JOE!!!

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intheknow 02/08/09 - 09:11 am
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APEX you are a damn liar if

APEX you are a damn liar if you state that blacks commit 78% of all crimes. You either are too stupid to read or do not know how to interpret stats. I agree with Mr. Bowles on this one. BOTH of these clubs need to be closed until they can demonstrate that there are measures in place to reasonably believe that it is a far more safer place to be.

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apex24 02/08/09 - 10:12 am
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intheknow, guess what, you

intheknow, guess what, you are in not the know and have no clue as to what your talking about. 78% is the accurate number for black crime. Sounds as if you know that figure to be true and don't want to admit it.Have you checked the make-up of prisons lately. I guess in your ignorant way of thinking all blacks in prison are innocent.

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