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New Year's shooting nightclub could face license suspension

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This is YouTube video taken inside Club Fiesco. Every weekend, the 21-and-over nightclub is packed with party-goers, some of them underage, like 18-year-old Deontre Hubert. He's being charged with murder after Richmond County deputies say he shot and killed 21-year-old Edward Yancey in the club's parking lot after a New Year's Eve party.
 
"They have reevaluate their plans. But yeah, something should be changed about the club," said TeeJay Holmes, a friend of Yancey's "That's how I feel."
 
That feeling is shared by city officials. This week the Richmond County public services committee voted to suspend the business and alcohol license of club owner Daniel Magana. Deputies say Magana let several underage people inside, a violation he's been cited for in the past.
 
Nearby businesses say incidents like the New Year's Day shooting impacts them heavily.
 
"It brings down the report of the business when, on this street by us, anything happens," said Darron Alston, manager of the Philly Cheese Steak Factory, located across the street from Club Fiesco. "People not coming because they think it's a gang related area."
 
The club's case will go before the full commission, who will vote decide whether or not to suspend the Club Fiesco's license for 90 days, and put the club on probation for a year. Commissioners will vote at their next meeting on Monday.

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