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Shooter at Charlotte NC Comedy Club forces evacuation minutes before actor set to perform

Things could have turned deadly at a Charlotte, North Carolina comedy club Saturday night. 

A man who is now in police custody, fired a gun inside comedy club, The Comedy Zone around 9 p.m., according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police. Before the shooting, the man waved the gun around and told everyone to leave, according to club employees. After the club emptied out, the man started shooting. 

“The Office” actor, Craig Robinson was set to perform at the club but was forced to evacuate. Robinson said he was in the green room when he was told “everybody get out.” 

Actor, Craig Robinson

Robinson said he and others were taken to a nearby concert where the pop group, Big Time Rush were performing. 

WATCH ROBINSON VIDEO ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED BELOW:

 

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There were no injuries and the suspect was taken into custody, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said in a statement.

Here is a video below of outside the club captured by attendees as police arrived.

Robinson has starred in movies such as “Hot Tub Time Machine.”

We are glad everyone is safe.

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