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Exstasy Hookah Bar & Lounge owner shuts down business after shooting leaves 5 injured

"As of now I am closing Exstasy. Thank you for the support. God Bless," Arnell Siggers said in the Facebook post.

BEAUMONT, Texas — The owner of a Beaumont hookah bar announced he would be closing down his business after a shooting left five injured over the weekend.

Arnell Siggers took to Facebook saying he first opened the lounge two years ago to "provide quality, safe and fun entertainment for Beaumont."

Now, he refuses to continue "putting others' lives in danger" by keeping doors open and will not "let anyone get hurt on his watch."

He says the shooting was a "cowardly act of uninvited guests" and his heart goes out to anyone injured. 

"As of now I am closing Exstasy. Thank you for the support. God Bless," Siggers said in the Facebook post.

I started this business to provide Quality, Safe, and Fun entertainment for Beaumont. It’s been a good 2 years. But life...

Posted by Arnell Siggers on Monday, October 10, 2022

Police are investigating the shooting that happened on Sunday, October 9.  

It happened in the parking lot of the Exstasy Hookah Bar & Lounge located at 2550 Interstate 10, Officer Carol Riley told 12News. The call regarding the shooting came in around 1:18 a.m.

Only two of the five victims have filed charges. All five victims are expected to be OK. 

At this time, the circumstances surrounding the shooting are currently unknown, and it is unclear what charges if any those involved may face. 

Officer Riley said investigators are getting statements.

This is a developing story. We will update with more if and when we receive more confirmed information.

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