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Sky Lounge to remain closed pending decision

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The Providence Board of Licenses has continued a hearing on Sky Lounge after it was shut down following an incident where a man was shot outside the club Friday morning.

The club has been closed for 72 hours following the shooting.

Monday, police gave testimony about what they saw that night and claim the people involved in the shooting are associated with known gang members.

Police believe if the club is reopened, it would be a "hot zone" for more violence.

"I think that's what police get paid for. I don't think business owners should be worried about what their patrons do outside their establishment. It's not like they walk in with gang colors on. I think the term gang is thrown around pretty liberally," says John Ciolli, an attorney for Sky Lounge.

The hearing has been continued to Thursday.

The club will remain closed until a decision is reached.

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