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City orders shutdown of nightclub off-duty cop was leaving as he was shot

The City of Buffalo late Tuesday ordered the immediate shutdown of an East Side nightclub where an off-duty Buffalo police officer and another man were the victims of gunfire early Sunday, according to a tweet by the Buffalo Police Department.

Officer Christopher Bridgett, 29, and the second victim, Darnell Davis, 28, were leaving the Groove Lounge, 1210 Broadway at Lathrop Street, shortly before 3:30 a.m. Sunday when two men approached their vehicle and began shooting. Both men were released from Erie County Medical Center on Monday.

Adrian Lias, 41, of Buffalo, and Reginald Hokes, 40, of Charlotte, N.C., were arrested in connection with the shooting after police stopped a vehicle on the 300 block of Jefferson Avenue.

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