Police in southeastern Missouri say five people have been injured in a shooting inside a Cape Girardeau banquet hall.

Television station KFVS reports the shooting happened around 1 a.m. Sunday at The River center. Police were initially called to the center for reports of a large, unruly crowd.

Arriving officers then heard gunshots from inside the hall and rushed inside to find five injured people and that the shooter had fled. Police Sgt. Joey Hann says four of the injured suffered injuries not believed to be life-threatening.

Hann says a fifth person was in serious condition with gunshot wounds to the abdomen. No arrests have been made.

The Southeast Missourian reports that the Cape Girardeau city manager denied a liquor license last year for the address where shots erupted around 1 a.m. Sunday.

The business currently is called The River and formerly was known as River Valley Banquet Hall.

On appeal, the Cape Girardeau Liquor License Review Board upheld the city manager’s decision. But the city council failed to secure the four votes necessary to uphold the decision.

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