Suspect, victims names released in Cross County club shooting

PARKIN, AR (KAIT) - The Cross County Sheriff's Department has released new details into a shooting at a club in Parkin this weekend that left three people injured.

According to Sheriff J.R. Smith, Raheem Shackhouse shot Phil Mason, Helen Atkins, and Jonathan Walker around 12:30 a.m. at Griffins Restaurant and Lounge.

Shackhouse is still on the run. Smith said Shackhouse reportedly fled toward Marion.

Sheriff Smith said following the shooting, Walker was transported to Regional One Health in Memphis. Mason and Atkins were both taken to Crossridge Community Hospital to be treated. Atkins has since been released from the hospital.

Smith said the shooting happened after an apparent altercation. He said Shackhouse and one of the victims reportedly have had a long-standing feud.

The restaurant owner, Prongue Griffin, said Saturday night was concert night and that he rented the restaurant and lounge out to nine performers.

Griffin said that around 12:30 a.m. Sunday during a break between acts, one of the shooting victims hit the shooting suspect in the head with a bottle, leading to the altercation.

Shackhouse reportedly fired three shots inside the club. 

Griffin says the business has strict security and that no weapons are allowed on the property.

He said security thoroughly does checks at the property, but somehow missed this.

There will now be upgraded security measures, Griffin said.

"As far as the wands that businesses and airports use - it's like a metal detector - I'm going to upgrade to those. Also, the next thing I'm going to do is put an age limit on it. I'm gonna up the age limit," Griffin said.

Griffin said he plans to increase the age limit to 25 and up for certain events.

Region 8 News will have more details as they become available.

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