UPDATE: Tennessee ABC agents reevaluate Hog Wild's 'safe status' for license

A state alcohol beverage control executive said Tuesday the agency will reevaluate the liquor license status of Kingsport's Hog Wild Saloon following a deadly shooting last week. (WCYB Archive)

State alcohol beverage control agents are also investigating the Hog Wild Saloon after last week’s shooting that left one dead and another injured.

Zack Blair of the ABC confirms to News 5 that it regulates the licensing of the club in Kingsport to sell alcoholic beverages and he says their agents will work with local police to see if the club is a safe place and maintaining law and order as required by its license.

A juvenile, 16-year-old William Newkirk, Jr. of Bristol, Virginia, is charged with shooting and killing 20-year-old Brett Rogers of Kingsport on March 2. Another person shot and seriously wounded has been identified as Tony Njuyen.

And a third shooting happened hours later in Bristol, Virginia that police say left an innocent woman caught in the crossfire. Police say she’s going to be okay but that gunfire was possibly motivated by retaliation from the violence at the Hog Wild.

A Kingsport fire marshal temporarily closed down the night club for code violations.

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