Editor, The Commercial:

Editor, The Commercial:

The owners and management of III Gables Nightclub in Pine Bluff would like to extend our sincerest condolences to the family of victims of this past weekendís shootings, including the Ashley family, who lost a beloved family member.

The events that led to this weekendís homicide and attempted homicides were through no fault of III Gables and were in no way connected to our establishment. We have taken all necessary steps to ensure that our club is a safe haven for our patrons including providing professional security by off-duty officers from the Pine Bluff area.

We would like to ensure that the public knows the shooting began in a public street and that the suspect reportedly shot from the street. This is beyond our control, as the security provided by our establishment is responsible for the care, custody and control of our private lot and building only.

We are saddened that certain elements of our society have wreaked havoc upon innocent lives. III Gables will continue to provide security to the patrons who frequent our private lot and club.

Again, we extend our sincerest condolences to the victims involved, as well as their families.

Stacey Knott

Management and Owner

of III Gables Nightclub