The Latest: Rapper arrested on unrelated assault charges

This Sunday, July 2, 2017 photo provided by the Jefferson County Sheriff shows Ricky Hampton, also known as Finese2Tymes, who was arrested in Alabama early Sunday, a day after a shooting at one of his concerts in Little Rock, Ark., the U.S. Marshal Service said. (Jefferson County Sheriff via AP)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Authorities say a rapper whose concert in Little Rock became the site of a shooting that left 28 people injured has been arrested on unrelated assault charges.

The U.S. Marshal Service says Ricky Hampton of Memphis, Tennessee, also known as Finese2Tymes, was arrested with another man early Sunday at a club in Birmingham, Alabama, where he was performing.

The U.S. Marshal Service said Hampton was wanted on aggravated assault with a gun charges from Forrest City in eastern Arkansas. In a tweet, the Little Rock police said no arrests have been made in connection with the mass shooting early Saturday.

Twenty-five people between the ages of 16 and 35 suffered gunshot wounds, and three others were hurt, following the shooting at the Power Ultra Lounge early Saturday.

City officials intend to shut down the club. State regulators suspended the club’s liquor license Saturday and its landlord later posted an eviction notice.

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