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Man Arrested In Hartford Club Shoot Up

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Hartford, Conn. (CBS Connecticut/AP) - Hartford police have charged a city man with firing a gun inside a North End bar that is now closed after multiple shootings and stabbings in recent months.

Thirty-five-year-old Johnny Lawrence was arrested Wednesday on charges including unlawful discharge of a firearm, carrying a pistol without a permit and reckless endangerment.

He’s detained on $300,000 bail.

It’s not clear if he has a lawyer.

No one was injured in the March 14 shooting inside the Cleveland Cafe.

Police say they found nine spent shell casings in a bar area and in the floor.

Authorities believe the shooting spurred from a fight between two women.

Officials say workers at the bar never reported the shooting to police.

Police say the bar has closed at the owner’s discretion.

Earlier this month, 24-year-old Bobby Fair was arrested for allegedly opening fire in the club.

A patron suffered a wound to the arm in that incident.

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