Three men are now facing charges after shooting up an Anaheim, California, strip club after being kicked out over a face mask dispute.
Edgar Nava-Ayala, 34, Daniel Juvenal Ocampo, 22 and Juan Jose Acosta-Soto, 20 were all kicked out of Sahara Theater on Halloween after the trio refused to wear a mask, according to the Orange County District Attorney.
The three men returned to the strip club after being kicked out and fired 15 rounds into the establishment with AK-47s, the police claimed. Two employees and a customer were wounded in the shooting, according to the press release.
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The three men were arrested Thursday by police in Anaheim. Two of the men are facing a maximum sentence of life in state prison while the third is facing charges of assault with a deadly weapon, the district attorney said. (RELATED: Mississippi Police Arrest Suspect In McDonald’s Drive-By Shooting That Left One Dead)
“There were over 30 people in there and these guys are suspected of indiscriminately firing at innocent bystanders with a high-powered rifle,” Carringer added.
The three victims had minor to moderate injuries, the police reportedly said.
“In Anaheim, this is as close as we’ve gotten to a mass shooting,” Carringer told the outlet.