No one was injured after someone fired a gun in the parking lot behind the North Park Lounge early Sunday morning, according to a restaurant manager.
Manager Scott Brady said he was on duty at the restaurant at around 2 a.m. when he and two members of the lounge’s security team heard a gunshot fired from the back parking lot of the Bamboo Bar. The bar is a separate open-air section behind the main restaurant.
Brady said he and security members immediately called 911.
“Police were here within a minute,” he said.
Brady said no one was injured in the incident. He said it involved two people in a far corner of the lower back parking lot, an area surrounded by trees.
“It was as far away from anyone as you can get,” he said.
Brady said police told him they took a person into custody. He said the bar's bouncers were involved in securing the area after the incident, but he declined to elaborate.
“They were on top of the situation,” he said.
A Cranberry Police spokesman could not be reached. Officials at Butler County's emergency dispatch center confirmed they sent police to the restaurant Sunday morning.
The North Park Lounge and Bamboo Bar both opened at its regular time Sunday. Brady said the incident is unusual for the popular locally-owned restaurant and bar on Route 19, in an area considered to be safe.
“This is the first time this has happened,” he said. “Nothing like this ever happens.”
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