DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - A Montgomery County judge ordered the Heat Nightclub in Huber Heights to immediately cease operations until an injunction hearing can be held at the end of this month.
The order comes after the city filed paperwork Tuesday seeking to have the club closed following a deadly shooting there over the weekend.
In it's request for a temporary injunction, the city called the club a nuisance, citing frequent police calls.
The city and the night club's owner will face off in a Montgomery County courtroom on May 28 where the judge will determine whether or not the club will be closed permanently.
Efforts have been underway to close the club since it opened about three years ago, but they took on a new tone following Saturday's shooting that killed Charles Bell III, 25, and Keenan Hall, 20. A third person was injured.
Neighbors think the club has run out of second chances. "With all the violence they had at that place you think they would close that up a long time ago," said John Rogers, Huber Heights resident.
Some think the club should have already lost its liquor license, but a state commission ruled against that.
We found the Ohio Division of Liquor Control ruled against renewing the club's liquor license only to have the Liquor Control Commission overrule that decision by a 2-1 vote.
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