Vibe in downtown Columbia had previous quotes

COLUMBIA, Missouri (KMIZ)

The shooting that took place outside of Vibez is described as a mass casualty event by the Columbia Police Department.

It happened just after 3:00 am Sunday morning. Columbia bars must be closed at 1:30 a.m.

According to the probable cause statement, “TW said she drove to Vibez at around 1:30 a.m. and left for closure. TW said when leaving Vibez she heard gunshots apparent. ”

According to the Missouri Department of Public Safety Alcohol and Tobacco Control, in November 2018, Vibez was accused of not closing at the right time and not cooperating.

These charges result in a five-day suspension. A suspension by alcohol and tobacco control involves the bar’s liquor license.

In October 2018, Vibez was also charged with illegally purchasing from someone other than a license, according to the Missouri Department of Public Safety and Tobacco Control.

“By statute, a retail licensee can only purchase alcohol from a distributor / wholesaler. A retail licensee cannot purchase alcohol for sale from a other retail licensee. ” Mike O’Connell, communications director for the Missouri Department of Public Safety, said.

Vibez holds a Retail Alcohol Per Drink License which allows bars to serve spirits, wine and beer and also requires an establishment to stop selling alcohol at 1:30 a.m. and that all patrons come out. of the building at that time.

In the past two months, there have been four shootings outside Vibez after 1:30 a.m. Two of these shootings resulted in gunfire.

This is an ongoing investigation.

Joshua B. Speller