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Raleigh city attorney's office to investigate Club Bodi

Posted June 3, 2014 3:01 p.m. EDT
Updated June 3, 2014 3:57 p.m. EDT

— The Raleigh city attorney's office will investigate the operation and history of Club Bodi, which has been tied to three shootings within the past year, and "file any appropriate legal action," City Council members approved during Tuesday's council meeting.

The action comes after City Council Member Mary Ann Baldwin said she will ask the city to look into closing the club, located at 310 S. West St. 

“During council concerns, I am going to ask the city attorney to investigate and take action against Club Bodi,” she wrote in an email.

The most recent shooting happened Sunday when Vernon Oneal Jones, 26, of Lillington, was killed after being shot in a parking lot about a block from the club, located at 310 S. West St. Police said Jones may have been coming from the club, where there was a disturbance inside moments before he was shot.

No arrests had been made in the shooting as of Tuesday afternoon.

Bodi, in a message on its Twitter account Sunday evening, said the shooting was unrelated to the business.

"A shooting took place two city blocks north of the club in a public parking lot and to our knowledge were not patrons nor members of the club and is not related to our business in any way," the statement said.

Last August, Hany Mousa Shehadeh, 35, of Rocky Mount, was shot in the face, and Keshon Oneil Johnson, 23, of Charlotte, was shot in the wrist outside the club.

Three men who worked for the club were arrested on assault and firearms charges.