Hartford Nightclub Closed After Weekend Shooting

The state Department of Consumer Protection has issued a suspension for Sexy Café on Maple Avenue in Hartford after a shooting at the bar over the weekend.

The Sexy Café, also known as Club Sexy, is located at 880 Maple Avenue, and police said the night club has been a problem before this weekend’s incident.

On Saturday, officers responded to the bar around 1:38 a.m. for a reported disturbance. When they arrived they heard gunfire coming from inside. Officers detained two suspects and recovered a firearm on scene.

Later a victim suffering a gunshot wound to her finger arrived at Hartford Hospital.

The Hartford Police Major Crimes Detectives are investigating the incident, and Hartford police requested that DCP consider a summary suspension of the premises.

Hartford activist Hyacinth Yennie lives in the neighborhood and has been trying to get signatures to convince the state liquor commission to close the business permanently.

"This sexy club been nothing but a problem in our neighborhood," she said.

"Here we have decent residents who live on this street and these people come in at night and wreak havoc on these residents," she added.

Bob Panagakos, who also lives in the neighborhood, signed the petition.

"It's just been an ongoing problem people there after hours, constant fights, police have been here more than one occasion," he said.

The business will remain closed until further notice.

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