Two Sacramento nightclubs to remain closed following deadly shooting

The owners of Mix Downtown and Park Ultra Lounge have decided to remain closed out of respect for five shooting victims and their traumatized employees, less than a week after the deadly downtown Sacramento shooting on L Street.In a social media post, the owners said the clubs would remain closed from July 8 to the 10th “out of respect for those impacted by the tragedy and to provide our team and our downtown community time to heal and recover.”31-year-old Greg Najee Grimes was killed in the shooting near the corner of 16th and L streets just before 2 a.m. on July 4.Grimes played football at Inderkum High School for four years, later going on to play at Boise State before returning to Inderkum as a coach and instructor.On Tuesday, the community held a vigil for Grimes at Inderkum High School.Four other victims were taken to area hospitals for treatment.The Sacramento Police Department is still looking for the person responsible and has asked the community to share any cellphone video, photos and tips that may help them solve the crime.”I get asked all the time, ‘Is downtown safe?'” said Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinburg. Steinburg said he and other city leaders are working closely with the police chief and police department to improve safety downtown. He said they’re adding officers to downtown and midtown, even adjusting shifts to better accommodate early morning crowds. He said they’re adding more lighting and more cameras, too.”I believe it’s a safe environment but we’re not taking that for granted and we’re doing everything we can as a city to add law enforcement resources,” he said. Steinburg urged community members to be mindful but to also continue supporting downtown business who continue to face adversity.”We can’t forget that we have a lot of work to do,”- he said.

The owners of Mix Downtown and Park Ultra Lounge have decided to remain closed out of respect for five shooting victims and their traumatized employees, less than a week after the deadly downtown Sacramento shooting on L Street.

In a social media post, the owners said the clubs would remain closed from July 8 to the 10th “out of respect for those impacted by the tragedy and to provide our team and our downtown community time to heal and recover.”

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31-year-old Greg Najee Grimes was killed in the shooting near the corner of 16th and L streets just before 2 a.m. on July 4.

Grimes played football at Inderkum High School for four years, later going on to play at Boise State before returning to Inderkum as a coach and instructor.

On Tuesday, the community held a vigil for Grimes at Inderkum High School.

Four other victims were taken to area hospitals for treatment.

The Sacramento Police Department is still looking for the person responsible and has asked the community to share any cellphone video, photos and tips that may help them solve the crime.

“I get asked all the time, ‘Is downtown safe?'” said Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinburg.

Steinburg said he and other city leaders are working closely with the police chief and police department to improve safety downtown. He said they’re adding officers to downtown and midtown, even adjusting shifts to better accommodate early morning crowds. He said they’re adding more lighting and more cameras, too.

“I believe it’s a safe environment but we’re not taking that for granted and we’re doing everything we can as a city to add law enforcement resources,” he said.

Steinburg urged community members to be mindful but to also continue supporting downtown business who continue to face adversity.

“We can’t forget that we have a lot of work to do,”- he said.

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