RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Less than a week after a quadruple shooting left one person dead outside of Richmond’s Club Infuzion, 8News has learned the Scott’s Addition nightclub is closing its doors.
The owner of the nightclub, David Wheeler, would not provide specific details as to why he was shutting down the nightclub or if it was in response to last week’s fatal shooting, but did offer the following statement:
“I’m very excited for the future of the community after seeing it struggle during the economic downturns in 2008 and 2012.
The area has gone from Office warehouse with many abandon buildings in 2005 to the incredible and vibrant area that it is now and the growth continues
I sincerely appreciate all of our guest and events throughout the years along with working with professionals, local colleges, amazing artist and many others
Infuzion is now officially closed.” — David Wheeler
Due to the abrupt closing, a comedian who was scheduled to perform at the nightclub Friday night was given less than 48 hours notice that his show was canceled.
Steve Hofstetter told 8News that he was thrilled to learn, however, that another local venue had stepped in and offered him a place to perform.
In a statement to 8News, CSz Richmond Theater executive director Dave Gau said he was ‘thrilled’ to host Hofstetter Friday night, because he says to ‘have each other’s back’ is a big part of his venue’s culture.
“We’re thrilled to be able to help Steve at the last minute. We typically focus on improv comedy, and one of the main concepts behind that is to have each other’s back. That’s a philosophy we try live both on and off stage. When we heard about Steve’s trouble, it simply made sense to reach out and see how we could help. You simply say yes and then figure out how to make it work. We can’t wait to have him on our stage tomorrow night!” — Dave Gau, Executive Director, CSz Richmond
The recent shooting took place in the early-morning hours of last Friday, June 20. When police responded to the nightclub, located on Roseneath Road, they found 46-year-old Terrance C. Peters of Fredericksburg dead from an apparent gunshot wound.
Two additional male victims transported themselves to the hospital in a personal car and a fourth male victim was found in another car near the scene. All three men’s injuries were said to be non-life threatening.
This wasn’t the first time a shooting took place at the popular nightclub.
Back in June of 2014, two people were shot at Club Infuzion. Both of the victims survived.