BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Buffalo Police say a killer is still on the run Monday night after a shooting a night club over the weekend.

Saying he is “heartbroken” over the weekend shooting at a night club in his district, Buffalo Common Councilman Mitch Nowakowski said the owners of Club Marcella are sharing video footage with police.

Three people were shot in the Cobblestone District club early Sunday morning. One of the victims, a 21-year-old man, died, police said.

When Club Marcella opened at its current location on Michigan Ave. last year, Nowakowski said club officials gave him a tour.

“They showed me all of the cameras and the security footage that they have in the club. It’s quite extensive,” Nowakowski said. “I talked to the owners (Sunday). The incident was completely covered on all of their cameras.

“So they’re cooperating with police and handing over all the footage that they have.”

Police have not made any arrests as of Monday night.

In a statement released Sunday, the club pledged to cooperate fully with authorities.

“We are devastated by the horrendous act of violence that occurred (Sunday morning). We pray for the victim and his family, as well as anyone else impacted by this tragedy,” the statement read.

This is the second shooting inside or around the club in recent weeks. On January 29, Buffalo police said a security guard was shot in a parking lot outside.

The city has a history of ordering the temporary closure of establishments where crime has occurred. In May 2022, for instance, they ordered that Senor Tequila’s on Pearl St. close after a shooting outside that bar. Police said at the time that there had also been “several other violent offenses” that had occurred inside and outside of the bar. Senor Tequila’s later reopened.

A city spokesperson said Sunday officials will review whether to order the shut down of Club Marcella.

Nowakowski said the City of Buffalo and its police department would conduct a review to see how to move forward. The councilman said he assumed the review would take “a week or two.”

“I’m taking my lead from (Buffalo police). After they do their investigation, see the perimeter of the club, and after seeing all the footage, I will lean on their expertise on if the club is safe to operate. If it’s not, I’ll follow their lead.”

Buffalo Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia said Monday that the City of Buffalo is not looking to close down the club, but they will be working with club owners to make changes to make the facility safer moving forward. He also said the shooting was a targeted attack that started with an altercation inside the club.

“When we close clubs, it’s because they’re not compliant, they’re not heeding the warnings that we’re giving them, they’re not working in cooperation with us,” Gramaglia said. “I don’t see that happening, but we will review calls that have come in there, police reports that have been taken there.”

Commissioner Gramaglia said the security system in place at the club is advanced and unlike many other places. Nowakowski called it extensive.

“The Cobblestone District has worked hard to make sure that they have all the security that they’ve needed, but clearly the security isn’t enough,” Nowakowski said.

“We had officers that were right by there when the shooting occurred. The shooting occurred inside the establishment. There’s not much that we could’ve done having a patrol presence on the outside of that,” Commissioner Gramaglia said.

Gramaglia said that “progress” has been made on finding a suspect and a lot of that is due to the video, and the police department has a “pretty good idea” of how the gun got into the club, despite the club’s advanced security measures.

Nowakowski says safety needs to be a top priority in entertainment districts so that patrons can be safe and have fun.

“Nightlife is a part of life. People deserve to be able to go out and listen to music with their friends. Watch a drag show and go dancing and should be able to do that safely,” Nowakowski added.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call or text the Buffalo Police confidential tip line at (716) 847-2255.

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