The North Carolina Alcohol Beverage Control Commission has rejected a temporary permit for alcohol sales at a bar called Night School on Rosemary Street in Chapel Hill.
The decision comes as police are investigating a report of multiple gunshots early in the morning on New Year’s Day.
ABC officials said on Monday morning that the commission had received and reviewed documents from Chapel Hill Police regarding the investigation. The commission then rejected the temporary permit that the bar had been operating under since late October.
“The ABC Commission takes its role of safeguarding the public very seriously,” the commission spokesperson wrote.
One person was arrested in connection with the shooting. Chapel Hill Police said no one was injured but a vehicle was hit with multiple bullets.
Night School is located at 157 East Rosemary Street. Prior to the current establishment, the location was home to another bar known as Country Fried Duck. The ABC commission also denied that establishment’s request for permanent alcohol permits.
In the rejection letter sent to Country Fried Duck ownership in late September, commission officials wrote that the denial was due to police being called to the location at least six times between July and September for altercations, including one instance where shots were fired.
Police said the investigation was ongoing and that its possible additional suspects could be taken into custody. No motivation for the shooting was available as the investigation continues.