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Parents Of Shooting Victim Want Club Zen To Close

(Photo Courtesy: McGhie Family)

(Photo Courtesy: McGhie Family)

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A man celebrating his 21st birthday was shot at least three times at a local club and now his parents want the place shut down.

The shooting happened at Club Zen at Station Square at about 1:30 a.m. Saturday. Shaka McGhie was shot in the abdomen.

McGhie’s parents are accusing the clubs owner of negligence for allowing customers with guns to enter the nightspot.

“Because somebody slipped one of the security guards money not to search them, so they get inside with the gun,” Sharon Currington, the victim’s mother, said. “Or the young lady, she’ll tell you they’ll pay a girl to take a gun in for them.”

KDKA’s Bob Allen reports that McGhie may never walk again. A woman was also wounded, but she was treated and released from the hospital.

“I’d like to see a safe environment for young people to go to enjoy themselves like my son and without fear of being shot and accosted or what have you,” Shaka McGhie, the victim’s father, said.

Police confirm McGhie was dragged out of the nightclub after the shooting, but no one knows who’s responsible for the shooting. The family is accusing nightclub security.

Meantime, McGhie’s parents say they plan to hold a non-violent demonstration outside the club every Friday until they manage to get it closed as a nuisance bar.

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