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Mixed opinions surround Greenville bar after 2nd fatal shooting

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Outside of the club on Sunday following the fatal shooting. (Jan. 13, 2013/FOX Carolina) Outside of the club on Sunday following the fatal shooting. (Jan. 13, 2013/FOX Carolina)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

After another fatal shooting outside a Greenville County nightclub, the owners and several other businesses in that district are facing criticism from some community members.

Sunday morning Marcus McGee, 29, of Greenville, was shot and killed in the parking lot of Bobby T's, which is located at 330 White Horse Rd. Less then six months ago, the club's former owner, Raheem "Bobby" Robinson, was also fatally shot in the same location.

Deputies said David Young, 47, is responsible for Sunday's shooting. He was charged with several criminal offenses, including murder, and is being held at the Greenville County Detention Center.

Some community members want the doors to Bobby T's closed for good.

"The club should not have reopened no matter who owns it, not in the same spot because it's a bad location," said community activist Jack Logan.

Logan is part of a community non-violence organization called Put the Guns Down. Logan said he wants county leaders to take a closer look at several businesses in the area that he said aren't being properly overseen. He believes closing certain businesses may help cut down on the violence in the area.

Representatives from Bobby T's said the violence didn't happen on the inside. The shooting occurred in the parking lot outside of the club after it was closed. They said the club had nothing to do with Sunday's shooting.

"It could have happened anywhere, he (the suspect) didn't come from inside the club," said Freddy Chapman, a friend of the owner. "It didn't have anything to do with us."

Bobby T's supporters said they are doing everything possible to cut down on violence on White Horse Road. They said they ban weapons in the club and have security that checks patrons to make sure they are unarmed.

The Greenville County Sheriff's Office said they have been called to the White Horse Road location six times since August, including the call for shots fired Sunday. That call history deals with incidents both inside and outside of the bar itself.

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