Local nightclubs and what happens inside of them has been a hot topic lately with city decision-makers. So it’s particularly troubling to hear about what happened outside of restaurant-turned-club Roe last night.
There was a double shooting at about 1 a.m. that left two men hospitalized this morning. Details are still coming in today, so I’m sure we’ll hear more about what happened and the motives behind it in the next couple days.
First off, it’s unfortunate whenever people are shot. And second, it’s unfortunate that it happened at a time when a lot of attention is focused on Fresno nightlife — and on that shopping center in particular.
So it sucks that a victory has to be followed by a loss. You know a bunch of people saw this news today and their knee-jerk reaction was, “See, that’s why we shouldn’t let people dance in clubs.” Even though, of course, this happened in a parking lot, not on a dancefloor.
This just further underscores that people need to respect each other, the venues and the scene as a whole if Fresno’s nightlife is ever going to improve. Problems don’t happen when people are dancing, listening to music and having fun. Problems happen when the wrong crowd shows up and ruins it for everyone else.
It’s also worth noting that last night’s party was promoted by CVP Promotions. In January, there was also a shooting outside of Crossroads, a night that was promoted by Goosedaddy Promotions. If you pay attention to such things, you’d probably know those two promoters often work together. So it seems to me like they’re bringing the “wrong crowd.” Keep that in mind if you don’t like gunshots added to your night out.