LOCKLAND, OH (FOX19) - Several Lockland residents want a nightclub out of their community.
Some residents were fired up about Club Flame and asked Lockland council members to close the club after recent shootings.
Kim Xander says Lockland businesses are shutting their doors early because of the club and out of fear for their employees' and customers' safety.
"This is an outrage. Being, you know, these people's livelihood is being dictated by outsiders. These people aren't even a part of our village," said Xander.
The latest crime is the shooting of a man about a week ago. FOX19 spoke with the club's owner who says the shooting was actually 200 to 300 feet away from his club.
"You know, it kind of went down. Everybody knows that, neighbors and stuff that live around here. They complain about how Lockland went down. We're just trying to bring it up," said Mark "Zork" Warren, the owner. He also said a Lockland police officer provides security at Club Flame.
FOX19 will continue to follow this story as it develops.