Local officials to discuss violence prevention around the New Haven area

New Haven

Lawmakers, business owners, and gun violence advocates are meeting on Wednesday to talk about how to stop the violence going forward.

Neighbors say they heard about 20 rounds go off in this parking lot around 1:00 a.m.; a gun found right behind the nightclub. 

Three people shot, two showing up at local hospitals on their own. 

The Lotus Lounge calls itself Connecticut’s sexiest nightclub experience. Neighbors saying it is not a strip club.

Related: Police investigate after 3 people injured in shooting outside West Haven bar

This nightclub has been in the news before. 

Last year local boxer Louis Rosa was at the Lotus Lounge before he was killed in a car crash; his blood alcohol content nearly four times the legal limit.

Related: New Haven Boxer’s blood alcohol was .23 at time of deadly crash

About a decade ago, when this was Utopia 77 Cafe under a different owner and management, two people were killed in a crash involving a Milford officer leaving the scene of a large fight in the parking lot.

Neighbors, business owners and lawmakers are meeting Wednesday to propose solutions for tackling the violence.

Nobody is in custody for the three shootings last week. 

Anyone with information is asked to call West Haven Police.

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