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Judge orders Fayetteville nightclub closed

Posted January 29, 2009 11:47 a.m. EST
Updated January 29, 2009 4:12 p.m. EST

The Palomino Night Club, 2869 Owen Drive in Fayetteville, has come under scrutiny by city authorities for its history of violence.

— A judge has ordered a Fayetteville nightclub closed following two homicides outside it over the past year.

Superior Court Judge Jack Thompson issued a temporary injunction Wednesday against the Palomino Club until a trial scheduled for late March.

On Jan. 11, Alejandro Gonzales Reves died in a shooting outside the club, at 2869 Owen Drive.

Last summer, the city sued to take possession of the club, saying it created an atmosphere that encouraged drug dealing, assaults and shootings.

In January 2008, Aljandro Martinez, 19, of Fayetteville, was stabbed to death there. And on April 24, a shooting in the club's parking lot injured another Fayetteville man.